- Mar 18 2016
The rising spectre of ISIS in Saudi Arabia
Unable to put the lid on a Pandora’s Box full of troubles that erupted in 2011, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia now sees its potential nemesis not so much in arch-enemy Iran, but in the so-called Islamic State or ISIS.
The danger from this rival Salafi proto-state, which seeks to overthrow the monarchy to expand its seed-Caliphate, has outgrown the kingdom’s ever expanding log of security threats, covering Iran-led Shiite insurrections, Muslim Brotherhood-backed conspiracies, retreating US support and a deflating economy in the wake of collapsing oil prices.
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