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(CNN) Saudi Arabia has taken the rare step of executing a member of its royal family after he was found guilty of murder, the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement.
"If Mohammed bin Nayef wanted to be seen as a big supporter of this war, he's had a year and a half to do it," said Bruce Riedel, a former Middle East analyst at the CIA and a fellow at the Brookings Institution. Near the start of the war, Salman was a ...

"If Mohammed bin Nayef wanted to be seen as a big supporter of this war, he's had a year and a half to do it," said Bruce Riedel, a former Middle East analyst at the CIA and a fellow at the Brookings Institution. Near the start of the war, Mohammed bin ...
Bruce Riedel, a longtime expert on Saudi Arabia and the Persian gulf and a columnist for Al-Monitor, said Glaser was correct in his assessment of Saudi efforts to stop money from going to al-Qaeda affiliates.
"The war in Yemen is escalating and becoming more dangerous," said Bruce Riedel, director of the intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution.
"Saudi Arabia is already doing a lot to curb extremism and fight terrorism, while maintaining its Wahhabi-based legitimacy," says Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official and director of Brookings intelligence Project. "But it is difficult to sell this case ...

As Bruce Riedel, a 30-year CIA officer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, said in April, "If the United States and the United Kingdom, tonight, told King Salman [of Saudi Arabia] 'this war has to end,' it would end tomorrow.
Bruce Riedel outlined how JASTA will impact U.S.-Saudi relations. John Bellinger suggested that presidential waiver authority might be a potential remedy to mitigate the effects of JASTA.
Washington, Dubai - Bruce Riedel, prominent American researcher and senior advisor to four U.S. presidents since Georges Bush the father, said that the United States would be harmed by the consequences of the Justice Against Sponsors of terrorism Act ...
In his book Avoiding Armageddon, the Brookings Institution's Bruce Riedel recounted the spectacular 1988 explosion of an arsenal just outside Rawalpindi, nearly 200 miles from the border with India.
Bruce Riedel outlined how JASTA will impact U.S.-Saudi relations. Stephanie Leutert analyzed Colombia's vote to reject the peace agreement with the FARC.
The overwhelming vote in Congress to override President Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of terrorism Act (JASTA) bill will haunt U.S.
Bruce Riedel, director of the Brookings intelligence Project, former CIA official and White House advisor, and author of Avoiding Armageddon: America, India and Pakistan to the Brink and Back, speaks about the Uri terror attack and the aftermath in an ...
Yet there are non-serious persons like Bruce Riedel who keep propping up silly comments. A former CIA analyst, Bruce was advisor on Afghanistan to Obama administration during the first term.
The 11th September, 2001 attack on World Trade Centre, in the words of Bruce Riedel of Brookings, "changed the course of global history in a morning".
"What was noticeable was that Muhammad bin Nayef didn't come rushing in to say, 'Yes, that's right'", says Bruce Riedel of the Brookings Institution, a think-tank. In December MBN seemed to go into a sulk. He went to Algeria, oddly staying there for ...
In March 2012, according to a document released by Wikileaks, Clinton instructed speCIAl assistant Robert Russo to print an email sent to her titled, "An interesting proposal from (CIA veteran) Bruce Riedel regarding how Israel could help get Assad out ...

The ceasefire in Syria fell apart over the weekend after less than a week. The Assad regime resumed its bombardment of rebel-held districts in Aleppo on Sunday afternoon and said it would cease its participation in the truce that evening.
A. Bruce Riedel's What We Won: America's secret war in Afghanistan 1979-89 (2014, Brookings Institution Press) offers a fascinating insider's story of the CIA operation to mount an Islamist resistance to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.
Bruce Riedel, a former CIA operative and long-time expert on the region, said it was clearly the work of the Pakistan Army.
National security adviser Sandy Berger and Bruce Riedel, one of his deputies, accompanied them. While the president rested, Hillary Clinton conferred with his aides about rescheduling the attack on Iraq.
In March 2012, according to a document released by Wikileaks, Clinton instructed speCIAl assistant Robert Russo to print an email sent to her titled, "An interesting proposal from [CIA veteran] Bruce Riedel re how Israel could help get Assad out of ...
Also in 2007, Brookings' Bruce Riedel was urging that "al Qaeda is a more dangerous enemy today than it has ever been before," prognosticators at Stratfor were concluding that "the United States is long overdue for a jihadist attack," and ABC News was ...
Prince_Bandar_bin_Sultan_with_G.W._Bush Seems like every recent 9/11 anniversary (the 15th is coming up this weekend) has provided us the chance to talk about a civil justice topic in the news.
Pillar's sentiment was seconded by Bruce Riedel, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Institute intelligence Project.
The issue of Kashmir remains the core issue in relations between Pakistan and India. Bruce Riedel (former CIA analyst at the Brookings Institution), who chaired the White House review that formulated Obama's Af-Pak strategy, is quoted by a news agency ...
President Barack Obama's decision to use drones to kill Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor "deep inside Pakistan" should be a pointer in this regard, said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA analysts and now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, a top ...
The issue of Kashmir remains the core issue in relations between Pakistan and India. Bruce Riedel (former CIA analyst at the Brookings Institution), who chaired the White House review that formulated Obama's Af-Pak strategy, is quoted by a news agency ...
The issue of Kashmir remains the core issue in relations between Pakistan and India. Bruce Riedel [former CIA analyst at the Brookings Institution], who chaired the White House review that formulated Obama'' Af-Pak strategy, is quoted by a news agency ...
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman is representing his father at the Group of 20 summit in China on Sept.
"Congress is no longer willing to fund a state that supports the Afghan Taliban, which is killing American soldiers," said Bruce Riedel, a Brookings Institution expert and former CIA officer who headed Obama's first Afghanistan policy review. Some ...
Bruce Riedel of the Brookings Institution describes how Hamza offers a younger voice for the militant group, compared to the organization's ageing leaders who have struggled to inspire radicals across the globe.
"When it comes down to: Do we alienate the Turks, or do we alienate the Syrian Kurds, there's no doubt who's going to be the loser," said Bruce Riedel, a Middle East expert at the Brookings Institution and a former CIA analyst. The United States is ...
Bruce Riedel queried whether Algeria's ongoing project to build the world's third-largest mosque is a sign that the country is abandoning its secular values.
"Congress is no longer willing to fund a state that supports the Afghan Taliban, which is killing American soldiers," said Bruce Riedel, a Brookings Institution expert and former CIA officer who headed Obama's first Afghanistan policy review. In a ...
"Congress is no longer willing to fund a state that supports the Afghan Taliban, which is killing American soldiers," Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer, said. He headed Obama's first Afghanistan policy review. In addition, the US favouring India over ...
As Brookings Institution Scholar Bruce Riedel has noted, the Saudis are only using tanks in combat along the Saudi-Yemeni border.
James Kraska pointed out gaps in the otherwise legally correct Philippines-China international tribunal award. Bruce Riedel noted that Algeria is building the third largest mosque in the world, arguing that this a sign of the country's move away from ...
"The risk is that the reform package will not reduce Saudi dependence on oil income, which it almost certainly won't," said Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who spent 30 years at the Central Intelligence Agency. "Then the ...
As Brookings Institution Scholar Bruce Riedel has noted, the Saudis are only using tanks in combat along the Saudi-Yemeni border.
Algeria is building the third-largest mosque in the world with the tallest minaret ever (see photo rendering here). The expensive project is a symbol of the country's growing trend toward a less secular future.
The most straightforward answer came from Bruce Riedel, a veteran CIA analyst, who now heads the Brookings intelligence Project.
Bruce Riedel is director of the intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution. A career CIA officer, he has advised four presidents on Middle East and South Asian issues on the staff of the National Security Council.
In the Australian (July 16), a Wall Street Journal report quoted former CIA agent Bruce Riedel saying, "we've seen similar vehicle attacks by individual Palestinians against Israelis, which have gotten enormous attention in jihadi circles, and al-Qaida ...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman attends a session of the Saudi Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 23, 2015. Bruce Riedel writes that the king failed to show at the Arab League summit two weeks ago in Mauritania, allegedly for health reasons.
Full stop," said former CIA analyst Bruce Riedel. "He was highly regarded by every president." The senior Saudi official was known to have the closest relationship with George H. W. Bush, in part due to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in the 1990 Persian ...
But former CIA analyst Bruce Riedel defended Bandar. "He had tremendous access to the White House. He had access to the CIA, Department of Justice, the Hill, media," Riedel said.
Full stop," said former CIA analyst Bruce Riedel. "He was highly regarded by every president." The key Saudi royal figure was known to have the closest relationship with George H. W. Bush, because of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in the 1990 Gulf War.
... Arabia's National Security Council and head of Saudi Arabia's General intelligence Presidency, the equivalent of the CIA, until last year.
A report titled "South Asian Military Balance", submitted by the US Deputy Secretary of Defence Bruce Riedel before the American Senate's foreign relations sub-committee last year, clearly stated that while India enjoys a numerical advantage over ...


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