Will Saudi Arabia go bankrupt?

Oil is not just a commodity but it is life line for many countries. Five years back, in year 2009 Saudi Arabia was world biggest exporter and USA was world biggest importer of crude oil and petroleum products. With the discovery of shale gas in USA and increased production by

Will Saudi Arabia go bankrupt?

Oil is not just a commodity but it is life line for many countries. Five years back, in year 2009 Saudi Arabia was world biggest exporter and USA was world biggest importer of crude oil and petroleum products. With the discovery of shale gas in USA and increased production by

Will Saudi Arabia go bankrupt?

Oil is not just a commodity but it is life line for many countries. Five years back, in year 2009 Saudi Arabia was world biggest exporter and USA was world biggest importer of crude oil and petroleum products. With the discovery of shale gas in USA and increased production by

Can Greece be considered the middle East?

I suppose that the meaning of the question is : Can Greece be considered Middle Eastern?The simple answer is NO, it is most definitely NOT Middle Eastern. If you have a dichotomy of Middle Eastern or NOT Middle Eastern. But this is a black or white

As of now, how many conflicts are happening in the Middle East?

The original question for which it was answered was: - Is there a summary to the Middle East history & conflict online?There is a Coursera Course I signed up for called "The Emergence of Middle East" by professors from Tel Aviv

Is Libya part of the Middle East?

NO, Libya is geographically in North Africa and not in the Middle East.

Did America's invasion of Iraq lead to the unrest and increased terrorism in the middle east?

There were two Iraq Wars. One good in rescuing a country from a despot and one bad, leading to unrest and increased terrorism in the Middle East. Cause and effect analysis and connecting the two wars assists in understanding what has happened and prevent it from happening

What is the future of the Middle East?

As I see, two dominant countries- Saudia and Iran which influence on many other states.Syria- will be divided to Kurdish-Sunni state at the north-east part and a Shia state in the south-west part led by Assad and influenced by Iran and Russia.Iraq- the same like Syria.Yemen- will return to the north and south formulaPalestine- will get limited independence

Is Libya part of the Middle East?

NO, Libya is geographically in North Africa and not in the Middle East.

Can the Middle East unite?

Not anytime soon. Historically the Middle East has been either ruled by one Super power (Achaemenid Persians, Arab Caliphates) or a few empires (Romans Persians, Ottomans, Mamluks). Since the Ottoman Empire dissolved and the modern borders were drawn, unity and peace has been impossible.The Middle East is incredibly diverse and few stable established

Can Trump solve the Middle East conflict?

Trump can't solve the conflict. What he can do is to buy into the conservative Israeli suggestion that they should align with the Sunnis against the Shias. There's already plenty of enmity there that they can exploit. Note that Trump visits (Sunni) Saudi Arabia and bad-mouths (Shia) Iran.What's wrong with this picture? Even though

How does the US get out of Iraq?

By not having gone in in the first place.Like they say in international relations circles, "You break it, you bought it."

Why did the US push Iraq out of Kuwait?

The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait was a blatant land grab and set a bad precedent of allowing larger countries to expand to the detriment of smaller countries.  The first part of the operation (Operation Desert Shield) was to prevent the Iraqis from continuing to expand

Can Greece be considered the middle East?

I suppose that the meaning of the question is : Can Greece be considered Middle Eastern?The simple answer is NO, it is most definitely NOT Middle Eastern. If you have a dichotomy of Middle Eastern or NOT Middle Eastern. But this is a black or white

Is Afghanistan in the Middle East?

I have lived in Afghanistan and know about what the Afghanis think of themselves although this is not a generalization.Afghanistan according to the world is at the crossroads between central and south asia. It can certainly NOT be considered the

What will it take to stabilize the Middle East 15 years after the invasion of Iraq?

If we refuse to see what it took to destabilize the ME, we can't answer this question properly. All of the wars in ME were either directly waged by USA or indirectly initiated and kept going on by USA.Iraq in particular has been the

Why did the US push Iraq out of Kuwait?

The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait was a blatant land grab and set a bad precedent of allowing larger countries to expand to the detriment of smaller countries.  The first part of the operation (Operation Desert Shield) was to prevent the Iraqis from continuing to expand

How strategic would the Middle East be in the event of an alien invasion?

What you have to ask yourself is, "WHY are the aliens invading?" Any strategy they have will be based on their goals.Are they from an Earth-like planet (similar gravity, atmosphere, etc.) and are looking to "move in" forcefully?Are they from a NON-Earth-like

As of now, how many conflicts are happening in the Middle East?

The original question for which it was answered was: - Is there a summary to the Middle East history & conflict online?There is a Coursera Course I signed up for called "The Emergence of Middle East" by professors from Tel Aviv

What if the Middle East was unified?

They -all middle east countries-would never allow some bully foreigners from out of the Middle-East interfere/abuse the region. Just it.

Why did the Middle East become very strategic position in the political world games?

Its just my thought, shortly ...Their position in the centre between west and east world hemisphere were also makes water region surounding them were very important in world trade routed like Red sea, Persian gulf, Aden gulf and Suez canal also part of their western coastal region

Can Trump solve the Middle East conflict?

Trump can't solve the conflict. What he can do is to buy into the conservative Israeli suggestion that they should align with the Sunnis against the Shias. There's already plenty of enmity there that they can exploit. Note that Trump visits (Sunni) Saudi Arabia and bad-mouths (Shia) Iran.What's wrong with this picture? Even though

Where exactly is the Middle East?

To know where it is you need to know first what is the Middle East. There is no definite definition for the countries that form the Middle East. Some uses it as term includes: all Arab Countries (Even though they are in North Africa), Iran, Turkey and Israel, while some

Will the US launch a ground invasion of Iraq again?

I don't believe so. I think small squads of special forces helping the Kurds will eventually put paid to the ISIS threat.

Will Saudi Arabia go bankrupt?

Oil is not just a commodity but it is life line for many countries. Five years back, in year 2009 Saudi Arabia was world biggest exporter and USA was world biggest importer of crude oil and petroleum products. With the discovery of shale gas in USA and increased production by

How does the US get out of Iraq?

By not having gone in in the first place.Like they say in international relations circles, "You break it, you bought it."

How many years will it take the world to stop using fossil fuel?

Fossil fuels usage will not stop because of large scale feasibility of renewable energy. If you look at the energy mix of any country, you will notice that renewable energy accounts for less than 10% of this mix. Energy storage, intermittent supply and cost are

Was Ariel Sharon evil or a hero? Why?

According to HRW, Ariel Sharon died without facing justice for his role in the massacres of hundreds and perhaps thousands of civilians by Lebanese militias in the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982. The killings constituted war crimes and crimes against humanity. Sharon also escaped accountability for other

What are the biggest myths about Israel?

There are probably 3:‘The land of Israel was

Was Ariel Sharon evil or a hero? Why?

According to HRW, Ariel Sharon died without facing justice for his role in the massacres of hundreds and perhaps thousands of civilians by Lebanese militias in the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982. The killings constituted war crimes and crimes against humanity. Sharon also escaped accountability for other

What are the biggest myths about Israel?

There are probably 3:‘The land of Israel was

Is Iran half-corrupt?

Iran is a country. Countries aren't corrupt or in your case "half-corrupt". Governments and institution can be, even an entire system. Also individuals, particularly those in the position of power. So, is the Iranian governmet corrupt?  It has so many layers, but in general and in relative term, yes. And that last point is

What makes Saudi Arabia a sad place?

As you may know Saudi Arabia is pretty vast. Outside of the big towns and cities some areas are most beautiful like Madain Saleh with its breath taking nature & rich history and the mountain city of Taif famous for its roses and rosewater or the Farasan Islands a bird watchers paradise -

Will the opening of Saudi Arabia's economy make it a more liberal country?

Highly unlikely.In the mid-1980s, the country relaxed its foreign ownership requirements and encouraged business to invest in the kingdom. There was a large boost in the telecommunications, financial services and the automotive sector. Despite the large influx of foreign investments, migration of workers and technical experts

What country is worse than Saudi Arabia?

Very good question. But it depends what you mean by

How does advertising work in Saudi Arabia? What is the most convenient way to reach out to the public?

It largely depends on the product you are selling. Having lived in Saudi Arabia for over 15 years, I have witnessed several successful and failed advertising campaigns. And one common aspect of most successful campaigns is the presence of a 'personal touch'.A vast majority of Saudi people simply

How to do Halal investing as a beginner

Halal Investing or Investment in stocks which is shariah compliant has to be carefully dealt with since most of the investors without knowing the nitty gritty of shariah law  screens for industry/sector type like banking, insurance, alcohol related business, pornography, entertainment industry etc

Is consuming pork legal in gulf countries?

Not legal in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait.  In the UAE it is possible to purchase from Spinneys and larger supermarkets, or to get in restaurants - both retail outlets and restaurants require a pork license to sell.  Pork has been available in Qatar since late 2011.  Again sales are controlled.  Both in UAE and Qatar it

Is Saudi Arabia a safe country?

Yes:Saudi Arabia is the safest country more than US and Europe if you consider;Life(no threat; because murderer has a beading death sentence)Honor and Respect (80 lashes on any kind of sexual assault on women)Money(what you earn is yours no taxation,

What do Syrian people think about Iran?

As a refugee who live in Lebanon and looking to Europe, well, I have my view.I answered there before: Anonymous's answer to What do Syrians think about Pakistanis and Pakistan?So, my view is negative. I am Syrian who support anti-Assad movement, and that caused me to become a refugee. You know, Assad had almost been removed, very

What makes the Saudi prince liberal?

I suppose with saudi prince the OP refers to the crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman (prince and crown prince is not the same concept in Saudi Arabia, actually anyone with Al Saud surname is a prince). I don't he should be called