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Saudis destroying Islamic sites in Medina

Intelligence Analysis Report Three of the world’s oldest mosques are about to be destroyed as Saudi Arabia embarks on a multi-billion-pound expansion of Islam’s second holiest site. Work on the Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina, where the Prophet Mohamed is buried, … Continue reading

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THE SAUDI-IRANIAN RIVALRY
AND THE FUTURE OF MIDDLE EAST SECURITY

  INTELLIGENCE STUDY The Middle East is undergoing an era of revolutionary change that is challenging the foreign policies of the United States and virtually all regional states. In this new environment, opportunities and challenges exist for a number of … Continue reading

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Inspired by the “Arab Spring”: Saudi Arabia’s Volatile Shiite Minority

  Intelligence Report   The eastern province of Saudi Arabia, home to the kingdom’s Shiite minority, has recently been revisited by violence. The latest wave of protests that began in July 2012 in Awamiyah, a radical Shiite town, was sparked … Continue reading

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SAUDI SHIA MUSLIM

Victims of Sectarian Isolationism October 9, 2012 Washington DC– Incidents of oppression and discrimination in Saudi Arabia have directed the Shia Rights Watch’s attention to this country. The mission of Organization is to protect the rights of Shia worldwide through … Continue reading

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        Saudi Arabia Embraces Salafism: Countering the Arab Uprising?   Intelligence Political Analysis Report   Saudi Arabia has openly embraced Salafism to shield itself and its fellow conservative Gulf monarchies from the wave of anti-government revolts sweeping … Continue reading

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How Iran could …

How Iran could get carte blanche in the Middle East — without a nuclear weapon Oil Intelligence Analysis Report A cyber attack earlier this month highlighted the vulnerability of the Saudi oil industry, on which so much of the world … Continue reading

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Repression Bege…

    Repression Begets Rebellion in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province     Rioters in unrest-hit southeast Saudi Arabia (Source: Mideast Online)   Against the backdrop of ongoing simmering dissent in the Arab world, growing unrest in Saudi Arabia, in contrast, … Continue reading

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Repression Bege…

  Repression Begets Rebellion in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province   Against the backdrop of ongoing simmering dissent in the Arab world, growing unrest in Saudi Arabia, in contrast, has gone virtually unnoticed.  In a climate of increasing political openness, popular … Continue reading

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UNRAVELING THE …

      UNRAVELING THE SYRIA MESS: A CRISIS SIMULATION OF SPILL OVER FROM THE  SYRIAN CIVIL  WAR   Intelligence Study   INTRODUCTION   On June 27, 2012, the American Enterprise Institute, Institute for the Study of War and,  Saban  … Continue reading

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New Saudi Intel…

  New Saudi Intelligence Chief Will Strengthen Ties to U.S. Saudi Prince Bandar, who was recently named the head of Saudi intelligence, forged close ties with U.S. officials during his 22 years as the Saudi ambassador in Washington. In this … Continue reading

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