Tag: Saudi Arabia

Behind the Scene of Libyan Proxy War

Strategic Council Online: The West, along with the UAE and Saudi Arabia, are behind General Khalifa Haftar in the Libyan unrest while Turkey, Qatar and the United Nations stand against him and support the legal rule of Fayez al-Sarraj.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – African Affairs expert

Guaranteed security; Precondition of UAE’s Economic Growth Continuity

Strategic Council Online: A West Asian affairs analyst commenting on a UAE decision to pull back troops from Yemen, said: “The field equations in Yemen are changing, which shows that there is no possibility for Saudi Arabia and its allies to win the war, which is why the UAE motives in invading Yemen are declining day by day.”

Behind the Scene of Dubai-Abu Dhabi Disputes

Strategic Council Online: The United Arab Emirates, as its name implies, consists of seven emirates with Dubai and Abu Dhabi being the most important ones; however, these two emirates have always had differences of views over the expansion of their domination and power inside and outside the country due to adopting opposite policies and tendencies.
Davoud Ahmadzadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Escalation of Disputes at Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

Strategic Council Online: The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council does not enjoy sufficient capacity for regional and international influence; but in spite of the ideological and political differences, especially in relation to Iran, the six countries under pressure from the United States and Britain have been forced to maintain the appearance of the Cooperation Council and cover up their differences.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Libya: Scene of Rivalry for Regional, Trans-regional Powers

Strategic Council Online: Libya has now been turned into a field for the rivalry of the regional and trans-regional powers. The plurality of power centres and domestic actors in the Libyan crisis, the multiplicity of interests in the neighbouring countries and in the international environment have created a complicated situation for the country.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – West Asian Affairs Expert

Foreign Interventions in Sudan: Future Prospect

Strategic Council Online: Riyadh and Abu Dhabi seem to consider the current situation in Sudan and other African countries an opportunity to strengthen their strategic interests in North Africa.
Ahmad Bakhshi – African Affairs Expert