China and Saudi Arabia Solidify Strategic Partnership Amid Looming Risks

China and Saudi Arabia Solidify Strategic Partnership Amid Looming Risks Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 3 By: Chris Zambelis The Jamestown Foundation While the wider Middle East remains convulsed by conflict and instability, China’s influence and interests in the region continue to expand in a familiar pattern. As the world’s largest consumer of energy…

Erdogan Critics Beware: Turkey Probably is Watching

Erdogan Critics Beware: Turkey Probably is Watching IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism For some Americans, concerns about Russian spying and interference in its elections are growing, with new reports emerging nearly every day. But in Europe, officials are fighting off an even greater incursion from another country, which is now spying even on civilians:…

Transgender Nationals from Pakistan Killed by Police in Saudi Arabia: Why No Pariah Status?

Transgender Nationals from Pakistan Killed by Police in Saudi Arabia: Why No Pariah Status? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to reports in The Express Tribune in Pakistan and other sources including Russia Today, police in Saudi Arabia have killed two transgender nationals from Pakistan. If reports are confirmed, then once…