Middle East


A Week After Resignation Announcement, Hariri Vows To Return To Lebanon “Very Soon”

In his first television interview since his shock resignation as Prime Minister about a week ago, Saad Hariri pledged to return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia “very soon” via his party’s Future TV. He denied rumours that he was under house arrest in Saudi Arabia, saying that he was free […]


An Inconvenient Truth: Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record

Many would ascribe the constant tensions between the Western superpowers and the Islamic world since the 1970s to be the result of the West’s consistent attempts to alter the cultural and political makeup of the Middle East. U.S. foreign policy is far from passive in the region, from the CIA-led […]


Prince Of The Purge: Potential Problems Of Saudi Arabia’s Anti-corruption Detainments

On the 4th of November in Saudi Arabia the recently appointed Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, began the movement to purge his government and country of corruption by detaining eleven princes, four ministers and several influential businessmen. This has been interpreted as both a positive action to benefit the citizens […]


Saudi Arabia Advises Citizens To Leave Lebanon, Stepping Up Its Condemnation Of Hezbollah

In the latest events unfolding in the political struggle between Beirut and Riyadh, the latter, in conjunction with the UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait, has advised its citizens residing or visiting Lebanon to leave immediately, and those who intend to travel to the country to reconsider their itineraries. This comes after […]


Bold Attack By Houthi Rebels Heightens Regional Tensions

Saudi Arabia has resolved to close Yemen’s land, air, and sea ports following the launch of a ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh, by Houthi rebels on November 4th. The Kingdom retaliated within hours of the missile intercept, carrying out a barrage of airstrikes on key Houthi targets within […]


The Implications Of President Trump’s Plan To Scrap The Iran Nuclear Deal

In October 2017, the White House made an announcement updating their position on the Iran Nuclear Deal.  As part of the deal, the US is required to certify that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the agreement every 90 days. Despite President Donald Trump being a highly vocal critic of the […]


Hariri Announces Shock Resignation, Raising Prospects Of Potential Political Turmoil In Lebanon And Beyond

Saad Hariri unexpectedly resigned as Prime Minister of Lebanon this past Saturday, citing Iran’s influence in his country and across the Middle East, whilst also claiming he feared the same fate as late father, Rafik Hariri who was assassinated in 2005.  His speech, which was broadcast from the Saudi Arabia, […]