The U.S. blames Tehran for the attacks and has reportedly shared intelligence with Saudi Arabia to back up the assertion.
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Abu Dhabi and Riyadh see a natural partnership with Modi’s government, a cooperation that could change the dynamics of the South Asian-Gulf nexus.
Yemen’s devastating conflict has entered its fifth year, with all sides exhausted by the enormous material and human costs incurred.
Saudi Arabia has used a variety of means to neutralize domestic opposition to the war in Yemen.
Riyadh has far more to lose than Washington from escalation with Tehran. A policy of incremental Saudi engagement offers the kingdom a way out of the crisis.
The most obvious reason for the delayed release of Trump’s promised Middle East peace plan is Israel’s unsettled electoral politics. But Palestinian opposition and Arab apathy also limit its prospects.
The implementation of Vision 2030 is bypassing state institutions, creating a public policy crisis and further weakening government institutions.
The Trump administration needs to stop taking Israel and Saudi advice on Iran and instead look to its own needs and interests.
On his first visit overseas as U.S. president, Trump pledged to improve security and relations with the Middle East. But that is not what has actually happened.