Al Monitor

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 08:12
Nawaf Obaid discusses a framework for Saudi Arabia to support its growing security responsibilities in post-Arab Spring Middle East.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 07:10
The Obama administration is still waiting to ship 10 Apache attack helicopters whose release was announced back in April, bowing to pressure from Congress, but angering newly elected President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the process.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 13:52
The leadership of the Saudi Ministry of Defense is being reshuffled quickly, indicating an effort to concentrate power and influence in the hands of the sons of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 15:12
The Armed Services Committee report accompanying the bill, however, conditions the extra funding to assurances that American defense firms get a slice of the action and that the US government gets technical know-how from the program, which has cost American taxpayers $720 million since 2011.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 08:34
"Such amendments would set a precedent that would severely compromise presidents of both parties from conducting American foreign policy. We cannot have 535 negotiators for every negotiation with a foreign country."
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 08:30
But she added that “it’s very difficult to step up and condemn” Hifter given that his forces are “going after very specific groups … on our list of terrorists.”
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 07:24
I was once asked about the issue of Michel Samaha, and I replied that I was waiting for a call from President Assad to explain the situation, since there are Lebanese accusations against a Syrian official (Maj. Gen. Ali Mamlouk).
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 08:58
Local activists condemn the security services for the lack of accompanying mechanisms to mitigate the effects of the security campaigns on innocent residents.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 08:55
"I think it's disgraceful that they [in the administration] don't have any communications with Congress about what they're doing. And of course what they've done until now is so little. That's also a shame."
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 08:11
Speaking to Azzaman on May 3, Bednarek said, “The cooperation consists of supplying Iraq with weapons, information, training, development and aerial maps to detect the movement of terrorist forces and armed groups opposing the Iraqi government.”