Saudi Leaders Gave Up on Wahhabism
Years before the Saudi leadership turned its back on the native Islamists who co-founded the kingdom, the movement had already been in decline. It is these longstanding problems, not just the current political environment, that make the Wahhabi decay irreversible.
The Coming Turkish-Iranian Confrontation
It is true that at present the Turks and the Iranians are playing nice with each other, but these are ephemeral moments; their respective imperatives will lead them to collide with one another regardless of their subjective preferences.
How Libya Became a Battleground for Foreign Powers
The first armed conflict of the Arab Spring is now a playground of intervening foreign powers out for themselves. It won’t be the last.