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"What the Saudis and the administration did is put together a notional package of the Saudi wish list of possible deals and portray that as a deal," wrote Brookings Institution senior fellow Bruce Riedel in a blog post. "Even then, the numbers don't ...
It's "much more dangerous than other previous spats," said Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Recent moves by Riyadh have "ruptured the traditional Saudi alliance structure," wrote Bruce Riedel of the Brookings Institution, suggesting that the Saudis' aspirational role at the vanguard of the Sunni Muslim states is under threat.
Bruce Riedel, analis Timur Tengah yang juga mantan analis CIA dan NSC, menyebut sejak dilantik jadi putra mahkota, Nayef memang tidak diberi peran lebih dibandingkan Mohammed bin Salman.
"He has a reputation for being aggressive and ambitious," Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer who directs the Brookings intelligence Project in Washington, has said.
Bruce Riedel of the Brookings Institution hit the nail on the head when he commented that "the Saudis played Donald Trump like a fiddle.
"The under-thirty crowd are bored to death and looking for something to do," Bruce Riedel, a former National Security Council, C.I.
"He has a reputation for being aggressive and ambitious," Bruce Riedel, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer who directs the Brookings intelligence Project in Washington, has said.
[Brookings Institution / Bruce Riedel]; But in the past year, bin Nayef had been keeping a fairly low profile, while bin Salman has increasingly become the country's public face.
The veteran ex-CIA officer and Brookings scholar on the Middle East Bruce Riedel pondered aloud last week how an administration so abysmally lacking in talent and diplomatic experience could cope with a first-rate crisis situation such as a war in Gaza ...
Bruce Riedel assesses the fallout of the dispute for US-Saudi ties. Riedel observes that Saudi King "Salman and his son, Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, are much more belligerent and willing to take risks.
Bruce Riedel assesses the fallout of the dispute for US-Saudi ties. Riedel observes that Saudi King "Salman and his son, Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, are much more belligerent and willing to take risks.
Promptly came a rejoinder from a Clinton adviser, Bruce Riedel, now a specialist at Brookings, that President Obama sold the Saudis $112 billion in weapons in 2012 is a single deal negotiated by Defence Secretary, Bob Gates.
At the Brookings Institution, Bruce Riedel notes Trump's vaunted multibillion dollar deal with the Saudis is fake news - mostly Letters of Interest dating from the Obama administration.
Less than a month after hosting US President Donald Trump and 50 Muslim leaders, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's alliance of Sunni states is in tatters, squandered on a vendetta.
However, Bruce Riedel, a former senior offiCIAl in the CIA and National Security Council, asserted this week in an article published by the Brookings Institute that all the deals mentioned so far "began in the Obama administration.
Critics are accusing the President of pushing fake news. "The $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is fake news," said the title of an article written by Brookings scholar Bruce Riedel on the much hyped deal that Mr. Trump inked during his visit to ...
Trump's decision on the precision-guided munitions came a day before he arrived in Saudi Arabia and inked what he called a $110 billion package for the kingdom.
... Root / C. Nicole Mason]; "Last month, President Trump visited Saudi Arabia and his administration announced that he had concluded a $110 billion arms deal with the kingdom.
... around Washington yesterday about whether Trump's much ballyhooed $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia is a real deal, or just a paper wish list, after a scathing blog post labeled the deal "fake news," which was penned by Bruce Riedel, a ...
Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel was even less charitable. "There is no deal. It's fake news," he wrote in a scathing piece on the Brookings website.
It's "fake news," according to Bruce Riedel at the Brookings Institution. "I've spoken to contacts in the defense business and on the Hill, and all of them say the same thing: There is no $110 billion deal.
But Bruce Riedel, a former CIA and national security official now at the Brookings Institution, describes the announcement as "fake news.
Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow and director of the Brookings intelligence Project, writes that everyone with whom he has spoken in the defense industry and on Capitol Hill says that the supposed $110 billion deal is actually "a bunch of letters of ...
"It's fake news," wrote Bruce Riedel on the website of the Brookings Institution. "There is no $110 billion deal.
According to the Brookings Institution's Bruce Riedel, the deal amounts to letters of intent - but not an actual contract yet.
On Monday, the Brookings Institution's Bruce Riedel reported that according to defense industry and congressional contacts, the $110 billion arms deal reportedly struck between the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia is largely illusory.
But Bruce Riedel, director of the Brookings intelligence Project, writes that "there is no deal. It's fake news." According to Riedel, "there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent, but not contracts.
Another entry: the very same day as Trump's pantomime bill signing, Brookings Senior fellow Bruce Riedel announced that the administration's much-ballyhooed $110 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia is, in fact, "fake news.
Donald Trump went to Saudi Arabia and he did it again: claimed credit for a YUGE deal that doesn't exist and if it did exist, started during the Obama administration.
The centerpiece of President Trump's friendly trip to Saudi Arabia was the signing of arms deals purportedly worth $110 billion now and up to $350 billion over 10 years.
There's just one small problem: according to Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow and director at the Brookings intelligence Project, the so-called deal is more of a wish list than a matter of fact.
Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer and Middle East adviser to four administrations, says the situation highlights a major weakness among US allies in the Middle East when it comes to confronting Iran.
Last month, President Trump visited Saudi Arabia and his administration announced that he had concluded a $110 billion arms deal with the kingdom.
Bruce Riedel explains that the "Saudi-orchestrated bloc of Sunni Muslim states celebrated at US President Donald Trump's visit to Riyadh is splintering less than two weeks after the summit.
After Trump's visit, a feud breaks out among the gulf states. Frida Ghitis comments on the latest quarrel between Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
According to Bruce Riedel, this has created a most acrimonious split is in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which held its own private summit with President Trump.
After Trump's visit, a feud breaks out among the gulf states. Frida Ghitis comments on the latest quarrel between Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
GCC member Oman has distanced itself from the Saudi bloc, while staying out of the war in Yemen and maintaining relations with Tehran, intelligence analyst Bruce Riedel wrote for Al Monitor. "The Bahraini, Saudi, and Emirati approaches to Qatar in the ...
"Hamza is the most charismatic and potent individual in the next generation of jihadis simply because of his lineage and history," said Bruce Riedel, who spent 30 years in the CIA and is now director of the Brookings Institution's intelligence Project ...
"Hamza is the most charismatic and potent individual in the next generation of jihadis simply because of his lineage and history," said Bruce Riedel, who spent 30 years in the CIA and is now director of the Brookings Institution's intelligence Project ...
"[Trump's offering] a great alliance against Iran - but it needs a Palestinian deal," Bruce Riedel, a 30-year CIA veteran and adviser to four presidents, told Fairfax Media.
Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Center for Middle East Policy, noted that Saudi Arabia is a "police state" among the "most repressive" of free speech in the Middle East.
"[Trump's offering] a great alliance against Iran - but it needs a Palestinian deal," Bruce Riedel, a 30-year CIA veteran and adviser to four presidents, told Fairfax Media.
"The Saudis have [Trump] right where they want him", said Bruce Riedel, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst who now is a Middle East fellow at the nonpartisan Brookings Institution in Washington.
"Hamza is the most charismatic and potent individual in the next generation of jihadis simply because of his lineage and history," said Bruce Riedel, who spent 30 years in the CIA and is now director of the Brookings Institution's intelligence Project ...
"Hamza is the most charismatic and potent individual in the next generation of jihadis simply because of his lineage and history," said Bruce Riedel, who spent 30 years in the CIA and is now director of the Brookings Institution's intelligence Project ...
The Saudi intervention has created an "expensive and endless quagmire" in Yemen, Bruce Riedel, director of the intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution, wrote this week in an op-ed in Al-Monitor.
"The Saudis have [Trump] right where they want him," said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA analyst who now is a Middle East fellow at the nonpartisan Brookings Institution in Washington.


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