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The rise of Mohammad bin Salman

By: Sputnik News Source: Sputnik News Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the 32-year old politician, defense minister and reformer, is seemingly determined to usher in a new era in the history of the Saudi kingdom, kicking off ambitious social and economic reforms and making efforts to solidify the monarchy’s positions on the global stage. A year has passed since Mohammad bin Salman al-Saud became a crown prince and the heir to the Saudi throne. Mohammed bin Salman hit the headlines as a bold reformer after he announced Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 envisaging the diversification of the country’s economy in April 2016. According to the crown prince’s vision Saudi Arabia...

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Pakistan, India ex-spies offer insight on bitter rivalry

By: Daud Khattak & Frud Bezhan Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Pakistan and India have fought four bloody wars since their creation in 1947, and continue to engage in daily clashes in the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir. So for the former intelligence chiefs of the two nuclear-armed foes to co-author a book that sheds light on their efforts to outmaneuver each other would appear almost unthinkable. Yet that is exactly what retired General Asad Durrani, head of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) between 1990 and 1992, and his counterpart A.S. Dulat, who led India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) from 1999 to 2000, did. Their book, Spy Chronicles: RAW,...

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Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Zionist Biblical dream

By: Dr Daud Batchelor Source: MuslimVillage What a brilliant US-Israeli strategy! As Saudi Arabia is now ruled by an aged monarch and young Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, get Saudis to buy billions of dollars of US weapons, provide skewed intelligence suggesting they risk Iranian attack, and promote an alliance with Israel. Then fire them up on the millennia-long feud between Persians and Arabs and the Shia-Sunni divide. You can then engender a crushing war with Iran that obliterates both leading states. This outcome will remove impediments for expansion of Greater Israel to borders of a biblical kingdom extending from the Nile to Euphrates Rivers. Surely a no-brainer success strategy....

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