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Why Saudi Arabia can't get a nuclear weapon

By Fareed Zakaria
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Of the many unnerving aspects of the future of the Middle East, a nuclear arms race would top the list. 773 more words

Washington Post

Bruce Riedel: Saudi Arabia Moving Into The Future

Al Monitor — In the 4½ months since King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud ascended to the throne in Saudi Arabia, he has made profound changes in the leadership of the kingdom. 140 more words


US Congress secretly approves sending small arms to ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

RT | January 28, 2014

Congressional lawmakers have quietly authorized sending small arms, an assorted variety of rockets, and financial backing to so-called “moderate” rebels fighting in Syria’s civil war, according to a new report.

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Al-Qaeda more dangerous than ever

WASHINGTON: More than two and a half years after US commandos shot dead Al-Qaeda figurehead Osama bin Laden, the global extremist network is more dangerous than ever, American experts and counterterrorism officials warned this week. 716 more words

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Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden continues to amaze me and to rise in my admiration (see his interview by the New York Times). “Snowden-says-he-took-no-secret-files-to-Russia” 

He most certainly violated his pledge and the law, but the thoughtfulness and care with which he has revealed very selective documents contrasts very sharply with the damaging data dump of Chelsea Manning (AKA Bradley). 453 more words

News And Politics

Direct link between Assad and gas attack elusive for U.S.

By Mark Hosenball:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With the United States threatening to attack Syria, U.S. and allied intelligence services are still trying to work out who ordered the poison gas attack on rebel-held neighborhoods near Damascus. 855 more words

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