A new power structure is emerging in the Middle East as Russia
uses its intervention in Syria to position itself as an important
partner for regional powers as diverse and opposed to each other as
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel and Iran.
The institutionalised repression practiced by Saudi authorities is exposed by the fight led by one of the Kingdom’s most respected
human rights organisations, the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA).
Saudi Arabia is the most significant player in determining the future of the Arab revolutions. There are two ways to break this stalemate: replace Saudi regional hegemony, or change the regime controlling it.
After being let down by Pakistan, Saudi has turned to India for trade and defense cooperation – while Iran has approached Pakistan. This may signify a change in traditional power structures across the region.
Readers can judge for themselves why this contribution by a veteran politician to the UK prime minister's volume on tackling corruption was not included. Today, we are pleased to share it with our global readership.
Major opposition parties in Sudan boycotted the elections that took place earlier this month, but are now supporting the government's decision to join Operation Decisive Storm disregarding the effect this will have on the people of Yemen.