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Saudi killing of Khashoggi is ‘business as usual’ in the Arab world
Ariel Ben Solomon
The only threat to stability remains from outside actors—particularly, arch-rival Iran, and from some Western governments and businesses that have cooled on the kingdom of late. But this will surely blow over because of the Saudis’ vast economic clout.
Saudi Arabia is still a partner
As of now, Israel and the United States don't have another partner in the region, not one as reliable and stable as Saudi Arabia.
Why do Middle Eastern refugees vandalize Christian structures?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has often argued that Christian Europe should admit more Muslim refugees.
The unknown Turkish refugee crisis
Turkey, which hosts some 3.5 million refugees, is generally considered a transit or bulwark country in the ongoing refugee crisis. What is less known is that ity is also generating refugees of its own.
After Khashoggi: How the Sunni feud between Saudi Arabia and Turkey plays out in the Mideast
The cover-up and now acknowledgment of the Saudi government’s role in the grizzly slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has highlighted a significant power struggle between two regional foes—Saudi Arabia and Turkey—and threatening to cause further regional instability.
David M. Weinberg
Don’t throw MBS under the bus!
For all its legendary wealth, Saudi Arabia is, after all, a failed state with tribal divisions, byzantine oligarchic intrafamily enmities, zealously rigid religious leaders and a barbaric “justice” system.
Saudi Arabia’s sticky situation
The Saudis loath the Turkish dictator, who dreams of resurrecting the Ottoman Empire—and the feeling is mutual.
Jonathan S. Tobin
What price Saudi punishment?
Our outrage at the Saudis notwithstanding, is a tilt towards Turkey and Iran worth it? Or is this really all about Trump?
The ‘Saudi affair’ in Istanbul unveils Sunni vs. Sunni rivalry
Turkey, pursuing its own Islamist agenda and trying to rival Saudi influence in the Sunni world, is just too happy to have discredited the Wahhabi royals.
Clifford D. May
Appropriate consequences for barbarism
The U.S. president and his advisers are likely to impose sanctions, probably using the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which will allow them to target specific individual Saudis clearly implicated in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
The little prince
There is an Arab saying that “the apology is sometimes worse than the crime.”
Turkey experts worry Erdoğan may use Al Qaeda against Kurds
Investigative Project on Terrorism
“Anyone who is saying that Erdoğan, AKP and Al Qaeda are enemies are making a huge mistake. They don’t like democracy, but they see that Erdoğan is the best way for them to reach their objectives,” said Ahmet Yayla, former chief of counterterrorism in Sanliurfa, near the Syrian border.
The princely bubble has burst
Political experience and shrewdness are acquired with agony, and the crown prince has proven reckless more than once.
Turkey’s Syrian quagmire
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan does not understand that his biggest divergence with Russia is over the future of all of Syria, not just a Syrian province.
Study abroad in Turkey, anyone?
Would University of Michigan Professor John Cheney-Lippold invoke the same principles of academic freedom and non-discrimination in the case of Turkey? I can find no record of him ever having spoken out against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.