The Limits to Saudi Arabia’s Diplomatic Offensive Against Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman at the Diriyah Palace, Riyadh, April 21, 2016 (AP photo by Carolyn Kaster).
U.S. President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman at the Diriyah Palace, Riyadh, April 21, 2016 (AP photo by Carolyn Kaster).
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The 13th Summit of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) wrapped up in Istanbul last month, chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The summit was notable for the fact that it attracted over 30 heads of state, the highest number in the OIC’s nearly 50-year history. As usual, the OIC’s final resolution reflects a hodgepodge of bilateral, regional and global issues of interest to the Muslim ummah, or global community. This included pledges to fight Islamophobia, promote economic and scientific cooperation, combat terrorism, and deal with long-standing territorial conflicts in Israel-Palestine, Cyprus, Jammu-Kashmir and Nagorno-Karabakh, among others. But despite […]

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