The shadow of Jamal Khashoggi isn't hanging over the desert kingdom's investors like last year. Even so, the Iranian threat, muddled policies and more are scaring away many investors from Riyadh's Vision 2030 economic plan.
Frequent Stratfor Contributor Sinan Ciddi takes a look at the strategies President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pursued to manage his country's domestic political and economic situations -- and how they are affecting its foreign relationships.
As anti-government protests spread like wildfire threatening the Islamic Republic’s allies and proxies, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei faces a dilemma: use Iran’s scarce resources to stabilize regional protests or leave them to their own devices and risk a fight with the IRGC.
With the West withholding arms sales to Turkey over its offensive in northeastern Syria, Ankara is turning to others -- and itself -- to keep its military supplied.
The controversy surrounding the journalist's death is complicating Saudi Arabia's foray into hosting global sporting events.