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Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on BTV Simulcast
"Well listen I mean I sat here last Sunday and I said it was greed Matt fear And greed flopped Did you flop last week before you went off for national holiday and take any money off the table in terms of our markets on fear that Omni chrome could escalate We have been for the past two months actually increasing our positions in delivering a year names either in the region To be Frank with you would I would I have taken a tool that I wouldn't be taking off some positions Yes we did However given the uncertainty and the volatility and the markets it's the one thing we need to look at is that how fast governments were able to start closing borders which is a good thing in any way or another But definitely a question we took some positions out But we are still in the market We like the region We like specifically UE and Saudi in general And the fact that the high vaccination rates is an additional point that gives us a bit of calmness to the market Plus oil prices add $70 is still not impact fiscally the economies in the region So in terms of the dividend plays look one of the big names has been adnoc drilling in terms of the incentive that they've given is you've got OCI as well They obviously the IPO there That was all about the dividend incentive Are you adding to those are those that some of the dividend names that you have in your site line for Dubai Definitely on the dividend names We've been looking at for example by Islamic bank with global building at a local commercial bank The vaccine generally attracts and it's a bit attracting a lot of For us Is that an attractive dividend yield place And then the distribution also as a matter of other name that we're looking at So from a dividend perspective those things I believe in and turbulent times can give us stability to the board for years and our mutual funds In general given the fact that the volatility in the markets is actually impacting the opening and cyclical names So that part of that pocket actually is a lot of stability for us especially that the free cash flows expanded free cash flows of those companies are strong They have been consistent in paying our dividend And this is where I think investors will like to stay with their and in general Now we had some PMIs this morning from Saudi Arabia We had just a very small drop I'd say the index overall falls to 56.9 from 57.1 So it's nearly almost three quarters of a point drop It's the lowest rating since August of this year but you're looking at 15 months of expansion New orders dip slightly employment rises I mean the complexion of this is just a small dip in the side inside reading The risk here is of course that religious tourism falters that borders go up and that perhaps time is there's also looking at November November sorry Egypt still in contraction territory 48.7 But decided Arabia how are you most exposed to Saudi Arabia And again you said you were trimming some UAE risk have you trimmed any Saudi risk Yes we did And we didn't have the risk in general over especially our the beginning of the week We are still remains such as NCB sometimes jelly Those things we like in Saudi We are looking closely at the updates on omicron and that will instigate for us in terms of getting new opportunities Some of the names have fallen In some specific couple of days before between Monday and Thursday and that actually paid opportunities for us especially the way we have been hearing It's still not official in terms of scientific data that is not as contagious as delta and that can create some opportunity in the market Thank you so much for being with us this morning I'll let all of you head of asset management and demand investments Plenty more ahead.
Joe Biden Prepares to Cripple Oil Industry Further With New Fees
"Sabotage and betrayal Maybe I should have kept that to myself Maybe that's my next book mister producer Buying the increased U.S. oil lease fees 50% while accusing big oil of anti competitive activities This is breitbart but it's all over the news because that's what they're planning on doing Oil leases they would increase them 50% If your communist China fascistic Russia islamo Nazi Tehran or the inbred in North Korea you are cheering Or the inbreds who run Saudi Arabia you're a cheering You can't believe you're good luck That the American Marxist in the United States have a mouthpiece in the Oval Office And throughout his administration where they're literally going to further cripple the American fossil fuel industry they're going to further cripple the American fossil fuel industry While the price of gasoline natural gas oil all petroleum products are going through the roof While inflation is not only going through the roof it's going to get worse and it's going to last longer
Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on BTV Simulcast
"The exchange comes as the U.S. and its European allies to counter the threat of the Russian invasion of Ukraine And the French president Emmanuel Macron announced a joint initiative with Saudi Arabia aimed at solving a diplomatic ride between several Gulf states and Lebanon In his trip to the kingdom Macron said that the de facto Saudi ruler crown prince Mohammed bin Salman had called the Lebanese prime minister Najib makati together to send a clear message that they would help Lebanon reopen the economy CNN says it has fired anchor Chris Cuomo amid a network inquiry into his efforts to help his brother and the former New York governor Andrew Cuomo in his sexual harassment scandal The announcement comes after Cuomo was suspended last week and completes a stunning dying fall of the top rated anchor the network Those are your first word headlines this Sunday morning coming up on the show Anthony Fauci doctor Anthony Fauci more on the cases and says that Omnicom cases are guaranteed in the coming days here our interview with President Biden's top medical adviser later in the show Plus the reason why for demand Ariel I do on oils 6 straight week decline This is Bloomberg The composer Joseph Haydn famously said I listened more than I studied It sounds like a law school hypothetical Here at Bloomberg it's the same thing Do you maintain that low rate regime Can you see how two years How do you build a strategy with that eventuality in mind Experts information news The push sets up a potential fight What do we know about how it will go public Bloomberg radio the Bloomberg business app and Bloomberg radio dot com Bloomberg the world is listening The only way to start the morning is with optimism Jobs recovery was sluggish A lot of people agree on that Bloomberg surveillance With dumb keen Jonathan farrow and Lisa Romain Finally we got some of branwell's gloom to get in there The ultimate south signal might be when lasik capitulates Bloomberg surveillance Must watch Lisa your data point Go Tom you're great Never change We see mornings at 7 eastern on Bloomberg radio and Bloomberg television There are a lot of ways to look at the world right now Interesting that you've got an overweight on Hong Kong And the more of them you can access the better What has to be his strategy Perspective Who's doing school best clarity How do we get it so that the benefits get to everybody Expertise He seems to have exactly the right combination It's character plus pulse Bloomberg radio the Bloomberg business app and Bloomberg radio dot com Bloomberg the world is listening Economics All the student gloom is out there finding Do you see this as a technical correction investment What are you looking at to give you some sort of compass through this period Bloomberg surveillance podcast Lots and lots of talk about what the fed shouldn't shouldn't do Lisa I'm a witch and the names that shape the world's markets We speak with professor schiller of Yale University Bloomberg surveillance Listen today at Bloomberg dot com the Bloomberg business app or subscribe on Apple podcasts Senior Chinese officials are bashing present Biden's plan democracy summit next week calling it a joke In.
"saudi arabia" Discussed on Box of Neutrals
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Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on All Things Considered
"And this is WNYC It's all things considered on 93.9 FM and AMA 20 Good evening on ion Levinson Coming up NPR's David Falk and flick speaks with scholar Helen lenski about this weekend's Formula One Grand Prix It's in Saudi Arabia and the role of sports washing in countries with human rights abuses And then a conversation with arts journalists Sophie hagney about the popularity rather of NFT art at art Basel in Miami this year That's coming up on WNYC This week on the United States of anxiety the question hovering over the Supreme Court Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the constitution and its reading are just political acts Do you still trust the court to be a fair arbiter This week on the United States and anxiety will take your calls as we review the year in law and justice live tomorrow evening at.
Remember When Biden Killed Domestic Oil Production to Rely on International Sources?
"Joe Biden came in and immediately killed the Keystone XL pipeline killing thousands of high paying union jobs It's about energy and dependence And then he okayed the Russian oil and gas pipeline going to Germany because that helps out Russia and Putin Remember Hunter Biden got three and a half $1 million from the wife of the mayor of Moscow but pay no attention to that That's not a news story No controversy there He okayed the pipeline had undermines NATO because NATO was stood up was created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to stare down and oppose Russia and the Soviet Union And that's Vladimir Putin is doing what he can to reconstitute the Soviet Union which he called the collapse of the Soviet Union The greatest or one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century All that good stuff So he's helping out Russia and Putin and undermining NATO by okaying the gulf what Nordstrom two pipeline And undermining the United States and energy independence by doing away with the Keystone XL pipeline and all those thousands of union jobs They lie to you about how many jobs were involved And no there were only 7 jobs They literally came up with ridiculous numbers like that Well now a new story popped yesterday not because of the funnies at The Washington Post or anything But a memo was uncovered And the Jake Sullivan the national security adviser to the current president of the United States On the need for reliable and stable global energy markets And now you see the Biden White House is going to OPEC The organization of petroleum exporting countries And that would be Saudi Arabia to Venezuela and a number of countries in between And they're asking OPEC to increase
Fresh update on "saudi arabia" discussed on BBC Newshour
"Majority are the women and the children That was Sharon wanga from the UN and marad The reality for many I met there is they don't have enough food or safe water and there are no schools for their children In the end Yemenis will not decide how this war ends Jeremy baron reporting from Yemen You're listening to new Tsar from the BBC I'm Julian Marshall The French president Emmanuel Macron has become the first major western leader to hold in person talks with Mohammed bin Salman since the Saudi crown prince was implicated in the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi three years ago mister Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a hit squad sent from Saudi Arabia A U.S. intelligence report concluded that Hamid bin Salman approved the murder But this has been denied by Saudi Arabia Human rights groups have criticized the meeting between the two men but president Macron before his arrival tell reporters that he hadn't forgotten the murder and the by going to Saudi Arabia it doesn't mean that I endorse anything Joseph westfall was the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the Obama administration but his view on mister Macron's visit Well I think that not only the murder of Khashoggi but other human rights violations are on everybody's mind And I think it behooves us to engage with the leadership there with Mohammed bin Salman In order to assure that these things aren't going to happen again we can't undo the past He is the leader He's also made some very significant changes which I think are very positive very forward looking that help stabilize the country and move it forward gaining rights for women and major ways So I think we've got to move forward with this You know the days in which we would engage in taking down governments and doing things like that are gone We now must do the best we can to engage And in some ways I applaud president Macron for what he's doing But they will be those who say that since the killing of Jamal Khashoggi Mohammed bin Salman and indeed Saudi Arabia have been engaged in a very aggressive course of action to rehabilitate him And they're succeeding They're not succeeding at least that in the United States Part of what happens here is that most Americans and I don't know about Great Britain But most Americans have never been to Saudi Arabia And so all they know is what they see in the news and what they hear from here and there And so when you look at the Gallup polls going way way back even to the time before him Americans have a fairly negative view The positive U.S. Saudi Arabia is below 40% It goes back to terrorism or some bin Laden whatever My point is that the view of Saudi Arabia has to be forward looking not backward looking Surgery is an important country for a variety of reasons We've got to help solve the Yemen issue which is terrible and we have to help solve that issue We are engaged in that We have a special envoy who's very good with my deep deputy chief Of mission in Saudi Arabia So I think that's where we have to be I mean you're a diplomatic former diplomat you're in the business of engagement but you can engage with foreign governments foreign leaders Over the telephone there are other means of doing so In fact I think your president at the moment might even pick up the phone to speak to Mohammed bin Salman You don't actually have to go and meet them person to person in order to engage I agree And I left as ambassador at the very end of the Obama administration in January of 2017 It took president Trump two years to appoint an ambassador And it was in those two years of all these things happened in Saudi Arabia So I think there's something to be said for having a presence there of a senior diplomat that can engage leadership not just on these issues but on every issue Education environment climate and get support for the kinds of things that we're trying to do in the region as well President Biden to my knowledge has yet to appoint or name an ambassador to Saudi Arabia And I think it's one of the most important countries in the Middle East I don't understand why But you have to go to a country and shake a man's hand that of Mohammed bin Salman which the U.S. intelligence community has concluded approved the murder of Jamal Khashoggi Well you're not taking his hand in the sense of approving what has happened You shake Putin's hand you shake the hands of lots of leaders I Erdoğan and turkey and you name them I mean there are leaders around the world who committed even worse crimes in some ways than Mohammed bin Salman And yet we engage with them as we should We're engaging now with Putin on Ukraine You have to It doesn't mean you shake their hand and you become friends with them and you approve of everything they're doing but basically you engage in order to be able to redirect actions in the future and ensure that human rights will be respected Perhaps Joseph westfall former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia And indeed they drums of war continue to beat on the border between Ukraine and Russia But have yet to reach a crescendo if indeed they ever do Russia has been massing troops along Ukraine's eastern border where it's already supporting separatists that's causing alarming care from western capitals with fears of a possible invasion Last week president Putin said Russia would be forced to act if its red lines on Ukraine were crossed by the western military alliance NATO and he cited as an example that he hypothetical deployment in Ukraine of a hypersonic weapon that could have a flight time to Moscow of 7.
OPEC+ keeps cautious oil production despite Biden pressure
"OPEC and other allied oil producing countries have decided against boosting production despite a global surge in prices and demand I'm Ben Thomas with the latest the White House says the global economic recovery should not be imperilled by the mismatch between the supply and demand for oil none the less OPEC members led by Saudi Arabia along with non members led by Russia are sticking with their plan for cautious monthly increases in production in an online meeting OPEC plus approved an increase in production of four hundred thousand barrels per day for December in the plan calls for adding the same amount to the market each month into the next year Saudi Arabia's energy minister says that underscores the group's commitment to market stability the National Security Council says OPEC plus seems unwilling to use its capacity and power at a critical moment of the global recovery US oil prices have eased somewhat this week after hitting their highest level since twenty fourteen oil was up trading at more than eighty one dollars a barrel after the OPEC plus decision that's down from a peak of eighty five dollars last week I'm Ben Thomas
Russia, China Leaders Glaringly Absent From COP26 Climate Summit
"And do you realize that this stupid climate summit show that they got going on in where are they Scotland or wherever the hell, Biden is pardon my language? Falling asleep? Oh yeah. Now there's a video that's going viral of Biden sitting there with his arms folded, nodding off at the climate change summit. I mean, we've got historic failures going on in America and Biden wants to showboat at a climate change climate change summit in Scotland. But you know who didn't go to the big climate change? Change summit? China. You know who didn't go to the climate change? Summit? Russia? You know who didn't go to the big climate change summit? Saudi Arabia, and as Terry Bruce pointed out over the weekend on Fox News, that's because these countries don't respect the United States of America under the leadership of Joe Biden. At this incredibly important Glasgow scenario where everyone's going to save the planet, Saudi Arabia, China and Russia don't show up. They just didn't show up. That is how little that the bad guys and some of the marginal bad guys in the world think of the world now and what they must do because you're right. There is no American presidency. Nothing they decide. Boris Johnson said, well, what's happened here? It's like a drop in the ocean. Well, it's because no one takes Joe Biden seriously. There was no reason to show up. There will be no price to pay. There is no leadership in the United States. They're all doing their own
Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions
"Saudi Aramco president and CEO I mean and I said has announced the state owned oil company aims to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by twenty fifty and it is zero from all our operation by two thousand and fifteen speaking from Saudi Arabia's green initiative forum NASA says the company understands that the road will be complex the plans the charging you will have its challenges but we are something that we can meet them and accelerate our efforts to a low emission future and this is coming from also the biggest producer of hydrocarbons in the world Saudi Arabia had earlier announced its intention to reach than that zero mark as a country but twenty sixty around canal ranks third behind Microsoft and apple as the world's most valuable company far exceeding the combined value of some of the world's biggest oil companies it produces the kingdoms of vast oil and gas products and received directives on supply production each month from the energy ministry office Saudi Arabia I'm
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"Could even dream of having. The sailing back home from Charleston houseman, how typical is all of this? Everything we've talked about today of the way, Gulf states used the media as a former soft power as Jim was saying. Well, as we're talking about the golf, I think we should broaden the scope, but this is not unique to Saudi Arabia. Qatar, the UAE are equally involved in investing and using the media and trying to project self power. A lot of money. They do. They do, indeed, and part of the reason behind the multiyear rift between Saudi Arabia and the UAE Qatar and Bahrain was Qatar's Al Jazeera. A media station, which was seen as an extension of the Qatari government. It didn't provide accurate or honest reporting on regional issues was not a reflective of regional trends in realities and one of the demands issued against Qatar in the 27 rift was that Al Jazeera be shut down. And so it's important to see how that sort of coverage of regional issues. And of neighboring GCC countries will change if at all, once now that the rift has been resolved as of January of this year. And so this is very much tied to deeper dynamics of regional competition where you have these small countries, particularly the UAE and Qatar trying to Project Power. Through sports, through investments in the media, through their own stations and channels, they're buying football teams. And it's directed to politics back home, regional tensions. And again, of course, to improve their image in Western countries. San and buckle, thank you. Thank you so much. You know, that's us talking about golf state franchises of British brands, but, you know, let's now turn to a massive U.S. brand that has arrived on British British shores and if that's not a massive handbrake turn, I don't know what is..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"Service was offering the sports offering that be in sports was offering was complete in the Premier League. And beans windowed this. They realized that the kind of they did some digging themselves as well as the Premier League. And they discovered that the signal that was being used to add these games originated not from a Colombian and Cuban consulting which is what the Saudis were claiming, but from Saudi Arabia, from a company called Arabs, which is majority owned by who, the Saudi government. And then what happened after that, the qataris, they then took this case to the World Trade Organization for not to kind of get to the bottom of why this is happening. And he took Saudi Arabia to the WTO arbitration process. And the WTO then ruled in favor of Saudi Arabia. So not so it's not Saudi Arabia or Qatar. And accused Saudi Arabia of essentially not charging and prosecuting the people behind Q and this was a big deal for the Premier League. This was why Newcastle, that stalled that takeover. There's a massive deal for its massive deal for the Premier League because beings contract. For example, is worth roughly 500 million pounds. And that's a lot of money for the Premier League. And when the kind of Newcastle deal became public, one of the first people to condemn it and also lobby the Premier League and the UK government against this deal was being sports. But then what also happened was in early 2000 2021, we saw Saudi Arabia and its blockade on Qatar. And as a result of that, what we also saw only last week was being sports was then allowed to air its games and its programming inside Saudi Arabia. Right. So there we go. I mean, we should point out as well in this tit for tat between or more than tit for tat between Qatar and Saudi Arabia point out that the Saudi Arabia's previously blocked the website of your title, the Middle East and I, because of what they say, your papers links to Qatar. Yeah. Jim will just got any thoughts on all of this? BN B out, Newcastle. I think with all of it, it's so hard to follow if you're not entwined in the regional politics. And it's very, very difficult. I spend so long on this and even I struggle with it. But basically, you end up with a story where the thing blocking a takeover of a Premier League club appears to be more about who's paying for the television rights than about the human rights in the country that's connected to the purchases. So, you know, we have a fit and proper persons test. But I think with all of this, it comes back to. There is no better place in the world to come to than the UK if you want to buy an institution to improve your reputation. And whether it's football club or a media outlet, that's what we come back to..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"Which involves western media companies entertainment companies, and they appear to have turned the page. I'm from chatham House. Good point to bring you in. Are you surprised there isn't more pushback over what happened with Cassidy? I think that there was this two year lull where MBS and the kingdom receded. They tried to take a back seat, not be so public. And work on domestic issues. So that's what we have been witnessing over this two year period. And with the sale of Newcastle, I think this is a sort of signal that people are willing to turn the page. And as Vivian described with so many companies, still looking for markets, western companies have not been very successful or able to push back on human rights issues. Which in the kingdom, of course, go beyond the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi. And also, you know, worthwhile, elevating and mentioning that activists and women and journalists are detained also in the kingdom. But the market is a hugely appealing. There's a very young population that is looking to benefit from the social liberalization that was granted by Mohammed bin Salman. And so there is a domestic dynamic here to the sports wash shape or media washing that is taking place. And the soft power projection is very much tied to domestic drivers of reform in the kingdom. And of course, it has broader regional and international implications as well. Larry, let me bring you in because Salam mentioned the football that is has been the big story this past week. The Saudi led consortium, buying into Newcastle for United football club. Everybody from the Middle East and I because in all the excitable coverage about these new owners in football, there's actually been much less about something we've obviously noticed on the media show, because with the media show, which is, you know, in the end, this is really a media story in a sense. Tell us what are being and how that will plays into this. So Sabine sports is the katari back sports broadcaster that's got the commercial rights to air Premier League games and sporting events from around the world. For the Middle East and also a lot of the global south, for example, Indonesia is a big market for being sports. And what happened was, in 2017, when there was an air sea and land blockade imposed on Qatar, which owns being sports. We're also and this was imposed by Saudi Arabia. We're also in sports was then banned inside Saudi Arabia. Within a few weeks later, what you'd also see emerging is a new website could be our Q and this was being promoted by senior royal advisers on Twitter like Turkey and Sheik who's in charge of the whole kind of entertainment revamping in saddle, and also saddle katani, who has been his accused of helping orchestrate the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, mentioned earlier. And this.
EXPLAINER: Why do Iraq's elections matter to the world?
"Iraq's elections on Sunday come with enormous challenges Iraq's economy has been battered by years of conflict endemic corruption and more recently the corona virus pandemic state institutions are failing while the country's infrastructure crumbles as well powerful paramilitary groups increasingly threaten the authority of the state and hundreds of thousands of people are still displaced from the years of war while few Iraqis can expect meaningful change in their day to day lives the parliament elections will shape the direction of Iraq's foreign policy as a key time in the Middle East including as a rock is mediating between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia I'm Charles de Ledesma
Author Joel Rosenberg Describes His Latest Book 'Enemies and Allies'
"Rosenberg. Welcome to the program. Thanks bob it's great to be with you. Oh eric trish. I even heard of you. I've heard of you in fact i've had you on the program many times. You have so many new york times. Bestsellers that i. I laugh because to somebody who i don't know. I think i have five officially but i thought you have written so many books and your books do so well and you now have another book so before we get into current events. 'cause i wanna talk about the middle east. Sure i'm tell us about the new book. Because it's i know it's it's the new book. Well what's interesting about this book. Enemies and allies is. It's the first book. It's the only book that really takes you inside the middle east twenty years after the horrific events of nine eleven to to assess. Where are we today right. Who our enemies today. Because they've changed and who our allies today. They've also changed but what makes us book. Distinctive is not just that. I'm sort of analyzing it from my own vantage point. But i'm taking the readers inside the palaces and the presidential compounds in every major american ally in the middle east. You're sitting with prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu you're sitting with israeli president ruby. Rivlin you're sitting with. Israel's defense minster by you're also sitting as i take you with me into riyadh saudi arabia and you're meeting mohammed bin salman most consequential and i think the most controversial leader in the arab world and presidency in egypt and king of jordan and the leaders of the united arab emirates and bahrain. This there is no book. Might this that has allowed you to sit there and listen to these leaders. What are they think are the worst threats facing not only the united states but them how do they how are they changing their societies because there are massive changes. So that's what makes us book interesting and for me fascinating to live it over the last few
"saudi arabia" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"This charity where do you get all your money from the saudi royal family and then they're dispersing it as they see fit where you're getting money off from the ambassador's wife who how are you in the united states student visa even though i don't go to class it's like a very like there's like a buffer there's always a buffer like plausible deniability but this is more and more becoming like as more documents release in these. This latest round of releases. Was the sixteen page document released. Just you know right before the twentieth anniversary by joe biden against heavily redacted. But they're letting things start to trickle out the. Yeah maybe saudi arabia was on some level behind it. Maybe the kingdom no but people in his family certainly did. And that's been speculated since the beginning obviously like majority of them were from there. Yeah but but it was always denied because now it's like being released from the heart you're in it's taking taking these families a long time to get here like i said. They initially tried to the they were going to sue the saudi royal government and take them to court where they would be subject to discovery. And there're some law on the books as hey like we. Actually there's some. I can't remember the name law but you're just basically not allowed to sue governments k. So then there are well fuck that so. They went through this long process decade of trying to get the laci so they had to lobby to go to congress and called their cars. Raise money to all these things. They finally get the law changed. They bring it to obama's desk. Obama vetoes saying. Hey we don't want to go down this path. Saudi arabia saudi arabia's out there saying like we have seven hundred fifty billion dollars in holdings in the united states in different investments and holdings and that. We're going to pull all that out so we don't have that sees which would be a significant Impact on our economy in these different businesses..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"So if like hey like saudi arabia's working with these terrorists funneling money to it's because they're solely interwoven with this more hardcore stream view and has really ramped up since nineteen seventy nine. So they go there linked going all the way back to the original House of saw the king of sod. Okay he he was from this part of saudi arabia where this other guy whose name wa lasting was a hob and he was from a from a prominent religious family and the house of sod was more like business and political and they. You know there's all these kind of warring tribes back then. I think we might have talked about this on another dock and those two guys foreign basically an alliance and it was like all right. The king of of sowed your family. You're going to be in charge of all military operations and all the political entities at the hobby family. They're going to be in charge of all the all the all the religion section so they have like the ministry of religion. That's run by these hobbies and they have created this network of kind of this growing extremism and they were loosely linked and then they kind of fell apart okay or had a bigger divide as the years went on. We're talking like one hundred or so years. Two hundred years hobby ism is still like the principal religion but they're not working closely with The the king of saudi arabia at the time two things happen in hundred seventy nine that makes saudi arabia flip on its policy towards the more hardcore religious factors of their country and other government. So nineteen seventy nine iranian revolution guy. Where you had this secular The the shah around who's a ruler of iran. They get thrown over by these student radicals. Who are like very extremist. Muslims and they become a theocracy where like the religious elements of iran are very much in charge and then also took over and took power in the the the biggest mosque in mecca. So it's like holy shit these guys. These radicals who were kind of just pushing over here. Okay like yeah. You guys do your thing do your thing. Whatever well now we just saw them. Topple iran that type of person not the same group at the same religious fervor people toppled iran and now. They have our mocks so they could really do that to us too. So why don't we bring them back in closer. And that's what saudi arabia start to do in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. Because like the king kingdom the royal family was scared shitless. Okay so that is how this started. And then it is estimated that the the saudi royal government or saudi royal family rather has spent upward and again. This is the number one oil rich country in the world has spent an estimated one hundred billion dollars exporting lobbyism throughout the world over the last forty years since that happened there i hate will will bring in closer and then they've built fifteen hundred mosques around the world so now that now that they're working more closely with autism it becomes a thing where like you can't really advance in your career and the saudi government if you're not a hobby so either have to actually be one or say you're one But that is how you end up having more power in the saudi royal family so why would saudi arabia want to support these groups walls..
US Pulls Missile Defenses in Saudi Arabia Amid Yemen Attacks
"The US because pulled missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid a rise in Yemen attacks American troops or flute missiles at prince sultan air base in Saudi Arabia satellite photos analyzed by the AP so the US has removed its most advanced missile defense system and a patriot batteries in recent weeks even as the kingdom faces continued air attacks from Yemen's Hootie rebels while tens of thousands of American forces remain across the Arabian peninsula as a counterweight to Iran Gulf Arab nations worry about America's future plans as this milk cheaper seems a growing threat in Asia the requires those missile defenses I'm Charles de Ledesma
OPEC Steadily Adds Back Production as Economy Recovers
"OPEC and its allies are adding more oil back to the market as demand recovers from the worst of the corona virus pandemic the group known as OPEC plus which includes the oil producing cartel and allied nonmember countries led by Russia have agreed to gradually increase production sticking to plans to add back four hundred thousand barrels of oil per day starting October first the group made deep cuts last year as demand for fuel plummeted with the pandemic prompting lockdowns and travel restrictions OPEC's de facto leader Saudi Arabia is looking to avoid a sudden price drop from adding too much back too soon so the group is moving gingerly as it restores production while prices had dropped ahead of the meeting but rose after and finished the day little changed I'm Ben Thomas
Iraq Brings Together Mideast Rivals in Bid to Ease Tensions
"Iraq is hosting a meeting of arab heads of state aimed at mideast tensions rivals. Iran and saudi arabia are participating. So is french president emmanuel macron. Who said today. France will keep troops in iraq to participate in anti-terrorism operations as long as iraq wants whether or not the us withdraws
Sen. Cotton Responds to News of Saudi Arabia and Iran Military Coalition
"The Jerusalem Post this is breaking Saudi Arabia has signed some kind of joint military cooperation agreement, which with Russia And Iran and Russia. Uh, are are going to be involved soon in a, uh Joint military exercises, and this is just the beginning. I think I even think in our own hemisphere south of the border of some of these Communist regime stick around when some of the others I think we're going to see this spread. So much of what we've done under both parties over more than half a century. Um, to establish our Our strength. Has just thought that it's so much of it is just melted away. I'd be curious of your of your opinion. I'm afraid you're right, Mark. You know what's happening now It's just a continuation of what happened in the Obama Biden there now that it's the Biden era, Russia had been a peripheral player in Middle East if a player at all since 1973 when Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger help eject them from Middle East, and Obama basically invited invited him back in after the Syrian Red Line fiasco when he refused to enforce his own red line. And now you've got countries like Saudi Arabia, longstanding partner of the United States, who see what's happened with Joe Biden's bug out in Afghanistan were abandoning not just Afghans who helped us but even our own citizens, and they think they need to start cutting side deals to protect their own interests. You know, some people compared what's happened over the last week in Afghanistan. Having decided on in 1975. And remember what happened. Saigon in 1975 small foretaste of what Lay ahead, Laos and Cambodia fell almost immediately. You had the horrors of Paul Pot, then become a rouge. Cuba is sending shock troops all over the All over Latin America and Africa as well. Russia invaded Afghanistan. Um, so for years that reverberated. I'm afraid that Joe Biden's impotence and incompetence in Afghanistan will reverberate for years to come
Taliban Vow to Respect Women, Despite History of Oppression
"The taliban vowed on tuesday to respect women's rights. Forgive those who fought them. And ensure afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz aimed at reassuring world powers and fearful population following a lightning offensive across afghanistan. So many cities fall to the insurgents without a fight. The taliban have sought to portray themselves as more moderate than when they imposed a strict form of islamic rule in the late ninety s but many afghans remain skeptical and thousands of of race to the airport desperate to flee the country. Older generations. remember the talibans previous rule when they largely confined women to their homes banned television and music and held public executions. The talibans longtime spokesman promised they would honor women's rights within the norms of islamic law without elaborating the taliban have encouraged women to return to work and allowed girls to return to school handing out his limit headscarves at the door. A female news anchor interviewed a taliban official on monday in a tv studio. The treatment of women varies widely across the muslim world and sometimes even within the same country with rural areas tending to be far more conservative. Some muslim countries including neighboring pakistan have had female prime ministers while ultraconservative. Saudi arabia only recently allowed women to dry
Who Are the Taliban?
"Who are the taliban well the taliban were removed from power in afghanistan by us in two thousand one and they have been displaced from power over the last twenty years and obviously they have seized power again taliban or otherwise known as students in the pashto language emerged in the early nineteen nineties northern pakistan following the withdrawal of soviet troops from afghanistan it is believed that the predominantly pashtoon movement first appeared in religious seminaries. I'm reading from. Bbc dot com mainly mostly paid for by money by saudi arabia which preached a hardline form of suni islam the promise made by the taliban in pashtoon areas straddling pakistan and afghanistan was to restore peace and security then enforce their own very steer version of sharia or islamic law. Their political office is in doha right now and they will return back to afghanistan very soon. My head of the taliban is this guy. Holy moly good luck pronouncing this molewa hip. Tula august sokha zodda. He's the former taliban chief. Justice leader since two thousand sixteen. There's a senior judge political. Deputy deputy and deputy and they're from southwestern afghanistan. The taliban began quickly extending their influence. In september of ninety five and captured the province of herat bordering iran now the taliban the actual pashtoon people they have a history going back hundreds of years wallover a thousand years. They own those hills the taliban they have banned music television cinema disapproved of girls over ten going to school. They have been accused of various human rights and cultural abuses and in fact the taliban destroyed the famous byman. Buddha statues in central afghanistan
Boycott Ben & Jerry's and Unilever
"Should be Out of business. New Jersey Mayor Blast again The daily Mail, not The New York Times, not the Washington Post. New Jersey Mayor blast Ben and Jerry's virtue, signaling pro Palestinian stance and S How come you still selling China, Saudi Arabia and Syria if you care about human rights. The company released a statement in July 19 that's selling ice cream and occupied Palestinian territory. It's called Judean Samaria. You might want to check the Bible, you Was inconsistent with our values. The ice cream maker is owned by British consumer goods conglomerate Unilever. Which has its U. S headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Mayor Mario Cran, Jack. This is a good man. That town's mayor sent a letter about the ice cream makers decision on Monday to Unilever. He called Ben and Jerry's decision virtue, signaling and question while still sounds, I screamed other countries with appalling human rights records. A spokesperson for the mayor described the letter to the daily mail dot com is threatening legal recourse against Unilever. And that's spelled you and I. L E V E R Town officials will be introducing a resolution regarding the company on Wednesday evening. You should go to your town officials, folks, You should go to your Your county boards, supervisors and others and tell them to do the same thing. That you and they want to boycott Ben and Jerry's and even better Unilever. To the extent you're able to And when you're in a lever As a board meeting in America shareholder meeting. We should show up at that, too.
Saudi Oil Giant Aramco Sees Half-Year Earnings Climb to $47B
"Saudi Arabia's oil producing company Aramco has announced an income of forty seven billion dollars for the first half of the year the ending is double what the company took over the same period last year when the coronavirus ground to travel and pummeled global demand for oil Aramco's CEO Amin Nasser said the company's second quarter results reflects a strong rebound in worldwide energy demands around his financial health is crucial to Saudi Arabia stability despite massive efforts by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to divest by the economy the kingdom still depends heavily on oil exports to fuel government spending I'm Karen Thomas
Iran Swears in New Hard-Line President Amid Regional Tension
"For he may see the protege of Iran's supreme leader has been sworn in as the country's new presidents and construct case to mark a new chapter in Iran during a ceremony in parliament please see the full judiciary chief the tense time the country is going through crippling sanctions is talks to salvage it twenty fifteen you could tell his story in his address race he stressed diplomacy to to ask questions he also said he would make this a subtle reference to Sunni rival Saudi Arabia however the needy inaugurated president say stay to Toronto designed to expand it the silence to those across the region UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says you know curation could create two new stop provides a crossroads moment five Iran has a new president the integrated this week and there's a crossroads a set of opportunities hi I'm Karen Thomas
Lucid Goes Public to Accelerate New Products
"It goes public on the nasdaq. Hsieh's of lucid rose. Ten percent yesterday following their debut the startup receives four point. Four billion dollars in cash from the transaction after expenses saudi arabia's public investment fund have been a controversial for some people at least about certain things that do with saudi investment. That a billion dollars into lucid over the years they now come out of this with lucid worth twenty four billion and the saudi public investment fund owning sixty percent of the company By any measure. That's a damn good deal. These reverse merger deals Can indeed provide a cash injection to accompany to go public very quickly without the usual. Ipo process and it does give them four and a half billion dollars in cash to accelerate they're all out there roadmap much just cars. Suv's but also immobility Things like electric boats and planes e. Vitale you'll hear pizza. Rowlinson call it also home energy storage as well. Not just the lucid air. That starts seventy grand off the tax credits. But it'll go up to one hundred sixty two thousand. They are on target to deliver them. I've got a clip era of peter. Rawlinson the ceo. Talking this is edited for brevity by the way just full disclosure. But you can see the full Listen to the full audio is online on social media. How listen to what he had to say. We are on track for delivery of the groundbreaking lucid this year and we're on track for production shedule in custody monday plant. We've already started ground. Leveling for incredible integration of phases. Two and three of the factory bringing two point seven million square foot of expanded factory space ready for the introduction of the gravity project in late. Twenty twenty three
The Washington Post Reports Which World Leaders Were Tapped by Pegasus
"Of journalism, stunning that they do that once in a while, you know what you know what's weird gym. It happened when Jeff Bastos was up in space for 11 minutes. So Bezos left and all of a sudden, one of the reporters at The Washington Post decided to do a random act to journalism like we can't get in trouble now, Bastos is on the, uh phallus shaped aircraft headed to another universe. We've got 11 minutes to do some actual journalism. So they wrote a story about the Pegasus program, this malware program that can be put on a phone. And on this list of potential. I emphasize potential people who were Infected with this malware spyware program. Are a lot of World leaders, folks from countries around the world. Back to my global destabilization. If their phones macron from France was on there. Also leaders, according The Washington Post, The Washington Post story If you want the title is on the list, 10 prime ministers, three presidents and a king. The list is the list of phone numbers that may have been targeted by Pegasus. And yes, not the clash of the Titans horse. Not just macron from France. Number of officials in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, China, Congo, Egypt. The list goes on. Hungary, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait. Turkey, Togo, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and the United States. How many People's phones, world leaders influential folks around the world how many of their phones were infected by this Pegasus program, and if they were infected with this Pegasus program, Where was the information they were taking going to that the gavels down? That's the $64 million question, isn't it? Then you made a big
"saudi arabia" Discussed on Stand Up
"I was excited. You say it again. American and then i had the most surreal conversation i ever had with the person he looks at me and he says i want to thank you for everything i want to invite you and your friends to come to my palace so that i may entertain you look. Are you freaking kidding me. I am not getting invited to a palace by prince. Oh my god up until this point my only experience with royalty was a burger king drive through all of a sudden one of those. Suv's pulls up and a guy jumps out in a suit. And i guess. His favorite word was pleased. Because that's all he said. Please please please please please please. Are you kidding me. There's a man in a suit trying to give me in the back of a lincoln navigator and there's a prince invited was palace. I'm not gonna lie. I felt like a hot chick. God let her. We get to the front of his palace. You guys. i'm not gonna let it didn't look like a palace. The walls are really high. There's bob wire around the entire property. And there's two guys in the front with machine-guns. I'm looking at this and i'm like this doesn't look and i started thinking what up on some messed up. Episode of middle eastern punt bala as you put the prison and your fortune elite. The doors opened up and we drive in and then they closed and when we got outside you guys. What we saw was amazing outside. Desert inside palm trees. Bushes shrubs a pond and he had exotic pets. I know exotic pets over there. He's a frequent. Bala constrictor are you kidding me. Snakes monkeys zebras tiger. Oh my god that makes me kung fu panda started thinking what if he decides to keep me. It sounds messed up but let me explain as an american you cannot just purchase an airline tickets go to saudi arabia. You have to be invited by a person of power. When i left detroit to go over there. I had to fill out a form that says i understand that i'm going to saudi arabia and should something happen to me. One of those things on the list being kidnapping conveniently right above death. America is not responsible. The prince could have actually your mind two weeks later now. He's showing someone else around. It is my snake at ziba at this my mexican mcivor. You said some little boxes but it never happened. And we're walking around and actually pulled him aside for a second. I said listen. I gotta tell you something. Will you tell me. I need to apologize. What did you do. I didn't do anything. I just want to apologize for coming here with the wrong mentality. I says unfortunately. I bought the just you know because it is the middle east you guys. We're going to be rude and everybody's been nothing but nice. I know. I didn't think you guys we're going to speak english so well and understand you know so many references and you guys get everything i know. But you guys we're going to throw rocks but you're funny. Never mind what are three. So we're walking and he's showing me this and that and we're just kind of like looking around. I thought it was great. And then i saw something that freaked me out. We're walking in the direction of a giant cage. And when i saw the cage i stopped. What's the cage. Look great fly. Walk over towards the cage and look inside and i notice that there's birds in there okay. Cool it's a birdcage. And he got all birds. Those are falcons okay. Well you have a lot of falcons or use a falcons for hunting. You hunt falcons. No no no no. Each falcon is very expensive. One hundred thousand. us dollars. They are trained. We go out and shoot a little animal and we send a falcon three. Would you like to see on a little dogs. Before i know it here comes the other guy leaf and he goes inside the cage and he puts on this leather glove comes up to his elbow and he starts getting one of the falcons. I'm watching them. Do this and i noticed. All the falcons are on these purchase about this high. And there's about fifteen in a row and they all have hoods covering their eyes. And i asked them why do they have hoods of their is met. They look like little hostages shit. I'm sorry i meant no disrespect by that man seriously i. It was a slip and he was cool. I ended up middle east test. The so the other guy comes out. And he's got to go with him and he's got a glove and he hands me the glove and put it on any transfers his falcon arm and all of a sudden. He starts doing snapping things. And he's basically showing me. That the falcons trained and i thought that was great though. We're going to kill something. No but we're just playing with the falcon. And i started getting excited and the more excited i got the more. The prince started showing his age because then he got excited. Like this is great these great. This is so cool. So here's a look you to have somebody falcons. I am so lucky. Would you like falcon so matter-of-fact like would you like to cook eat. Would you like a falcon same way. Are you kidding me. Don't give me a falcon that can retrieve things shoe. You'd think i'm lazy. Hell no don't give me a. I wouldn't even leave the house. I'd be at the front door doughnuts. Who the hell is gonna watch my falcon. When i'm appear performing. I can't leave it with my buddy. Deane in the back you know he would abuse take to some nightclub trying to hook up every the red head stopped you. It was better because you can..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Men's Room
"Anchor. Cnbc's capital connection in abu dhabi. She's known for her tough questions and amazing interviews with some of the middle east biggest political figures. She's really well versed in regional affairs and doesn't mince words even when she's on the air i couldn't be happier to have her on the show. Please welcome hadley gamble. hi hadley. how's it going wonderful. How are you fantastic. Where here in lebanon as you know. Things are going great. That is good to hear. So we're in touch with you now. Although i've been a fan of your work for quite a while now but we're in touch with you now because you're speaker at the women digital summit festival and so i'm curious. How has your experience been as a woman journalist in the middle east. Oh wow well. I came out here back in two thousand and nine as a writer and producer and eventually made my way to becoming an on air correspondent and then an anchor for cnbc. So it's been quite the journey You know depending on where you are. The social and cultural norms can vary being based mostly in the gcc countries. After say it's been a pretty positive experience overall You know when. I started going to saudi arabia. I'm about a decade ago. Now you know women. Journalists from from western countries did not spend much time in saudi arabia And i think that there was always an element of Surprise in an interacting with government officials in and and women in business there but also one of acceptance. So in the sense that. I've been spending some time Concentrating on the gcc companies at a time frankly Until quite recently when you know as a western journalist you you'd tell people at an assignment desk in london or new york that you found saudi interesting are you a interesting or etc. And they look at you like you had seven heads because they didn't really understand the connection between what happened in the sec countries with all of that money and what was happening in countries like lebanon syria like egypt and elsewhere. So i think that making that connection with the juicy to the levant has been something that i've been really passionate about and interested in Over the last decade or so but in terms of a woman a woman's place in the middle east..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on Brothers of the Serpent Podcast
"The Great African Rift. and that's this like anomalous enormous. Split that's that goes like one third around the Earth's circumference or whatever we talked about this in the. Earth in upheaval series Belakovsky goes through it and he just lists off every country that this rift goes through. It's thousands of miles long but then right up there at the northern point of that rift where where the the Red Sea, which has the rift right down the middle of it meets the Gulf of Akaka. Aqaba, Haka it turns into that Trans Transverse are transformed fault or whatever he was calling in. And all. In that Gulf right on the one side, the the the western side of it is where the fault is so that Gulf and then when you go further up north following that fault line the dead seas up there in another set of holes caused by that fault shift and that whole plate with Saudi Arabia and Lebanon Earth is rotating. Right. So you have known. I have known massive concentrations of hydrocarbons beneath the ground there the ground is very porous in a lot of places, its sand and sandstone and and sediments right now he said in other cases, there are pockets where it's trapped underneath volcanic stuff. And and shale but. There's plenty of places where the gas has just come out of the ground but because you have these faulting systems there. And then you look at the story. And yeah the geological explanation was really interesting like all you need is a like a some kind of major slippage of that. All the water pulls away out of the Gulf and suddenly you've got dry land in areas where there never was before and then it's GonNa come rolling back as Nami..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Men's Room
"A young. Saudi artists are in the process of making themselves making themselves heard not just by outsiders by Saudis themselves now as I said earlier this is a very conservative paternalistic paternalistic society. So when you have. Let's say a young man. I'M NOT GONNA I'm not GonNa even touch a young woman situation although there are several Saudi women a a filmmakers who are now in the process of making films and so on but let's say a young Saudi artist a painter. Let's say or a sculpture a male who is trying and to present his artwork. Now this has to be accepted by society very conservative Society for him to Actually Express Express his artistic of US and beliefs. It's going to take some learning process as well on both sides. He has to learn how to express themselves l.. Conservative society and that Conservative society audience has got to accept the creativity that this young artist is presenting. This is a difficult process Let us not forget that in the previous songs. Gop Environment Lots of artists were also all burned at the stake because they were not accepted mental. Many paintings were burned along with the artists themselves. Into into and Pre Renaissance Europe. We have the same problems. The renaissance came as a change everything. Saudi Arabia is going through a new renaissance right now. It's not going gonNA happen overnight but already. There is enough fulfill room for for people to express themselves. Let's sorry to interrupt. Let's not forget that you. They've already executed a lot of people this year. Under which more than in previous years I believe actually does not very true. The executions are going so in very much down and again the executions are the result of Sharia Onnell and Sharia law is very specific for thieves for murderers and lots of Criminals who engage in activities that are that are judged by lawyer by by a judge That in fact this is the punishment but again. This is not as prevalent as people assume. In fact there are more executions in Iran and Saudi Arabia and nobody talks about the fact that these are taken place in Iran Human Woman Rights Watch and Amnesty International regularly. Publish these numbers. Thanks interesting to look at those numbers absolutely absolutely and if I'm not mistaken. Saudi Arabia has executed about one hundred fifty people in the past year according to the two thousand eighteen whereas Iran has topped up to one thousand figure so therefore I mean again. The comparison is silly. I'm not trying to make a comparison but we we have lots of anti-saudi audie propaganda going on around the world and I don't dismiss the fact that Janelle Hustle. She was assassinated in Istanbul onto October. Two thousand eighteen. I mean this is a fact it occurred and the Saudi government has actually acknowledged the fact that one of its own citizens was executed in. Its own a consular office. They're not denying it and they've arrested a whole bunch of people and several of them are on trial. It's going to take a while for all the evidence to come through. It will come up. We'll see what happens. Well what's most shocking about that event I don't think is just the fact that he was killed but the fact that the reason for which he was killed which was his criticism of the regime he was in fact a very prominent well to journalists. That was just doing his job and expressing his opinions. which is you know in the Russell? In many parts of the world part of journalists duty and it's accepted by society and its comes par for the course for most governments were. So it'd be something that would be Part it should be part of this kind of developmental process that they're going through. It is part of the development process. But I've devoted to chapters in my recent study Eddie. Can you remind us the name of the Book Abia in Two Thousand Thirty which was published by the US on Institute in Seoul Korea available online for anyone to download. It's GONNA GONNA come out in Arabic very shortly. King Faisal Center for Research in Slavic Studies in Riyadh Devoted to chapters Kashoggi's case in this particular Asia minor was a friend of mine We worked together for a while. I'm normally very well And and I know that he expressed his us but there was a lot more to Jamal story. Laurie than people assume the fact that he worked for the Washington Post and and he wrote a total of twenty articles for the Washington. Post over the course of one year for for which he got paid ten thousand dollars five hundred dollars a piece and Jamal was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood living. Can I discuss all the details tails you know. Lots of lots of questions about his fiancee about his Egyptian wife about his divorced wife tremendously complicated fellow and usually. That's not a reason to for country and I'm not saying that okay. I'm not saying that was the reason. But I'm saying that was much more than people assume and even though I am a champion of Jamaa as well but one has to also understand the political environment in which she operated he called literally for transformation formation of Saudi Arabia and he worked against the government of Saudi Arabia to a certain extent taking money from other countries again. All of these details are in the book. I'm not trying to justify his killing by by any shred of the of the imagination. It was a horrible murder but there is a lot more to the story than people people assume. And I invite everyone to actually go to the ASSAN. ASEAN US on institute webpage and download the report and read it for themselves. Of Of course there always is more to the story is death is a loss And I'm fortunately it happened. There is nothing can you can do about. It is too late now for him but Saudi Arabia will continue to prosper. Okay so the book that you were just talking about. That's your latest book you've written extensively about the kingdom and you you're Armenian originally do you spend most of your time in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia and Lebanon now. Of course I've lived most of my life if in the United States but now I commute between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon and The also teach. I believe I don't teach anymore. I stopped teaching. All I do now is right right and And think more importantly so my family members tell me you do three things in life you read you think and you're right right. Why don't you do a fourth thing and I will eventually? What do you think that will be a gardener? Probably when I retired so as a as a fellow at the KFC are how do you call it. The king between farce holds onto search on Islamic studies. So you always name it with the whole with all the words you don't shorten it. Not just the King Faisal Institute or will sell center is a world world known institution despite the King Faisal Foundation that it was established after the king was assassinated in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. It's a it's a philanthropic organization. It is a nonprofit organization and We there are several researchers who are trying to do good work As much as we can. What is your mission there My mission is to write My mission is to give opportunities. He's too young Saudis as much as I can share my knowledge with them and to do research underground And I have written as you said several books on. Saudi Arabia allows me to have a home in the kingdom and I can interact with both members of the ruling family what society at large what intellect intellectuals university members I attend conferences and Write papers write books. That's what that's what I do. And do you feel that you can be critical in that role because you're kind of in you know inside. The country and interacting with the inner circle are can be critical. I when when I was hired for the job obviously I was aware of the fact that I would be working in Saudi Arabia but in the Pasta. Several years I've been there since two thousand eleven. No one has ever told me. Don't say this or don't write back I am careful in terms of what I write but it doesn't. It's not because I'm afraid I am careful because I don't want to write something that that will be proven to be totally wrong. And I want to base my writing on credible information that I gather without having either a pro all or anti-saudi prospective my interest is to actually think critically about Saudi Arabia. NC transformations that are going on. First Time I went to Saudi. How did ABO was in one thousand nine hundred eighty three and I have seen in my lifetime? Many many changes in the country. So it's my duty as a scholar to actually look critically to clear the country and see what's happening. And if I can present this message in my writings that would have been an accomplishment already and hopefully it is so the kingdom has these incredible ambitious plans With Vision Twenty thirty so by twenty thirty were expecting to see the big plans come to fruition including NEOM and Keita's that we do think that they will be able to complete these enticing they will be as Incredible as the plans indicate. And do you think they'll be able to To staff these with Saudis. Who are not not necessarily used to these kind of very ambitious projects will those are the challenges that the leadership faces to be able to actually deliver on their promises says and there is a great deal of work to do ahead it might not all come to fruition by twenty thirty it might take longer but that's your objective that people have have sit have set for themselves now? Let's be clear about something. Saudi Arabia is part of the G. Twenty it is a global economy. GDP is almost almost seven hundred fifty billion dollars per year. We're not talking about Zimbabwe. We're talking about a real country. And it is a a major oil-producing it is one of the world's most important it holds one of the world's most important reserves of about two hundred fifty billion barrels of proven reserves and oil over. The years is going to become even more valuable because it will not be wasted to produce electricity and transportation. It will be used for important things. like like medical facilities and and that kind of stuff so we will see what happens. The challenges however need to be addressed in total. They cannot be addressed in isolation the as far as I can tell they are three major challenges ahead for them. The most important is the the legal system. The Saudi legal system has to be updated it has to be adapted to the environment in which the world expect Saudi Arabia to be the second important. Let me stop you there. Do you mean by that that you believe that they should no longer have a sharia law. That's impossible because sustain a Muslim country but that doesn't mean that Sharia law is Not opened for UPDATES and reforms if you would like but but that's not up to me to decide that's for the the Saudis to decide the religious clerics and leadership they will have to address dramatic transformation Sherry. The law is not written in stone. It can be. It can be adapted as it is in many Muslim countries around the world. The second challenge that they face is to make sure sure that the socio economic environment that people live in and grow up and is able to accommodate all of these young demands. Young People's olds demands so that they can address them in a very frank and open way and the third challenge. That people face is to allow a free enterprise is the creation of wealth..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on DV Radio
"And welcome back to the Marquis dirty thirty here on d radio dot net w Dvr yes me again Mark Davis so I want to discuss to you what would Iran due for an all out war doc quote unquote so Iran they recently purchased a a a whole mess slow of Scud B missiles to the a short-range ballistic missiles from Liberian government. do the Soviet army dash seventeen so they can shoot a Lotta missiles a hell of a lot of missiles. They got the chah-i-ab the shooting star Dash one which is based on the Scud B and and it's a nuclear threat type of long range missile liquid-fuel and it can hold about two thousand pounds of explosives so you know what a missile that can travel up to one hundred eighty six miles yeah. Iran can do some damage them to. I guess Afghanistan I mean one hundred and eighty six miles. Is that really gonNA reach the United States no so they have a No Dong missile as well which is called the heap three while which is the variant of North Korea's. There's no wrong one and this one can hit desire to hit the US oh no it can hit the US base in Korea so they they can do some damage what missiles it'd be a lot of missiles that issue a hell of a lot of missiles that issue so. Delo the threat to us here in the United States now not really but you know thinking of the troops you know think of the guy that's in Iraq and Afghanistan you know the ones wanted are in Japan the ones that are in Korea you know this'll be a whole regional type of war similar to what we have now in Iraq and Afghanistan where they're just like country type of we're but Arabia regional war you have Saudi Arabia and the war you would Jerusalem Israel. Yes they will definitely being a war and you have some African countries. Maybe e Egypt Syria series on Najib Africa but you know what I'm saying you know you have those those countries in this war's well so an all out war for would be an all out war in that region now this could get nasty of say Russia to the side and this Iran and Russia would try to attack the United States mainland staying with China. You know it's like this little biddy. Incident could cause a whole world war three for no reason because of Little Guy Syndrome. That's exactly kind of what it is. Iran wants to be the big dog in the region but they're not they're not and they want to be so bad but who cares about Iran. I mean let's be real here. Iran wants to be on on the world stage so bad that they are just randomly attacking Saudi Arabia for for no reason doesn't make sense it makes no sense at all makes no sense at all but to them it does to dim. It seems as though like they are now bolstering themselves. They're posturing for position. You know and it's like why why are you even doing this. full for what reason the secretive that you continue to try to make the world your little and you can't do it. You don't have the infrastructure structure you do not have the capabilities you do not have the technology is just ridiculous that you even think for a second that you have the manpower weaponry and technology to even face the United States yes you may have come up with a nuclear weapon will be Du Ooh DA. We have a nuke that could pretty much wipe out the entire region. Would one drop as leader of a country. That's the first thing we we think about my people okay. Let's figure out a way so that my people don't feel the devastating effects of what the enemy may do to us another article. I was reading says that the Iranians may have set drop over dime or phone. Call may just start at randomly the attacking buildings or shooting up you know stores or they may have bombs placed somewhere to blow up at the same as simultaneously really no no. I mean we see it in movies. All the time like you know look at face off only beginning of the movie he's planning a bomb out of the hospital and and then you know he it takes them on a chase faceoff. Fix My wife's favorite movies for some reason. I have no idea why she thinks Nicholas cage is a good actor but that's for one of the show we can talk about that all day because Nicholas Cage is not a good actor if you grew any comment in the section below if you don't agree with me comment in the section below hello all right Nicholas Cage. Oh my God only movie was as good as national treasure eight Nicholas Cage over active okay I digress. Iran is a threat but it's not a threat that is so serious that we need to stop focusing on American issues things that are pressing here in America we we shouldn't stop focusing on them because Iran wants to be Dick's in the region. I said it I went there. It looks like North Korea. We shouldn't stop doing doing because North Korea says oh now we have nukes and everybody claps in Kim John Van or whatever he is whatever his name is. He decided that all now. Let's kill my uncle. You know God I don't I don't I I watch a lot of fascinating documentaries on dictators haters over the years. You know Idi Amin hitler-stalin Mao Zedong Kim Jong Son. You know people like that. I watch a lot out of documentaries on it because I like to learn about the facet of that type of person I what drives you to become become such a face for evil. You know like if you if you look up the history of Joseph Stalin okay he had good intentions coming up through the ranks but his political ideology was just warped you know look at my house. Adang same thing coming up through the ranks to become the sole leader of China at the time a become the sole supreme leader of China. You know during that time he he he had great ideas that just didn't come into practice. They weren't practical you know and that's what happens opens with a lot of these dictators they they they are so you know they have such a great brass persona that they can it just changed the minds of the entire continent or country or wherever they are to follow behind him and then when they get to that level they stall they don't know what to do to make the country better you know look at. Hitler Hitler thought taking over the entire European peninsula that it would be wondrous for his people but instead it turned out to be a bad thing you know dragging Agan Italy into his war dragon Japan into his wars turned out to be a terrible thing for those countries because he lost sight of let me just be the old my country to the best that I can so that future generations can live prosperous without homelessness without poverty and like I said in the first segment contribute to the entire planet. It's warped ideologies based on religion or opinion. Whichever one you want to say you know that transforms a country into something that it should not be I was watching a show on. I think it was showtime of Senator. Whatever and it was based on if the Germans if the axis powers had one world war two what the world would be like in America was split in Hab between German side and Japanese hot as a very fascinating alternative history show you know making up stuff as they go but it's very fascinating to see even if you watch the shows like the handmaiden sailed how a you know religious cult took over the United States you know and transformed it into something and that just is Asinine. You know looking at stuff I even newest fictitious not real it gives you a good study on the human mind and how to human humans turn themselves into idiots now say it like that how humans turned themselves into idiots if you have anything to add man you can always email the show at marquee dot. Davis one at G..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on DV Radio
"They may not have running water but it may have have a a a a pool of water that they can then use technology to clean filter and drink someone in Iran or someone in North Korea Korea may have the same idea or better idea but they can't get it out because we have idiots that are dictators and these countries who can't see the world for what the world is. We're not just nations of one people okay. We are world of a lot of people yes. I'm an isolationist. I believe that we should focus on America first but when we have that opportunity to make something that can affect the entire world and change it for the better we should I use it. That is my position. You know let's be reasonable here people. Let's be reasonable here right now. Iran is thinking about now themselves which could then turn into a global catastrophe because they do something stupid. We're going to destroy him. Bottom line bottom line. WHO's GONNA COME TO THEIR AID Russia. Maybe not North Korea will kill him to China. China hasn't been a global power until just recently all right. China was to the stomping ground for the British and the Russians and whoever else wanted to just come in and take it over and do whatever they wanted to do that was to stop and go to China and do whatever the hell you WanNa do all right. I know China is the second order probably the number one world old economy now whatever but still we as Americans have a gift that many in the world want some of us. Take that gift for granted. Let me say that again us here in America. We were giving giving a gift. We were given that gift of freedom of the right to choose what we want to do the right to say what we want to say the right to practice what religion we want to practice to right to marry who we want to marry the right to have sex with who we want to have sex with when they're of age okay all you pedal vows out there is when they're of age. Let's get that straight here but in in other countries you don't have that right. You don't have it you know and then when you look at the immigration stands and how we are turning people away that are coming here from countries that are civil civil war. I'm okay with that. Okay and let me tell you why I'm okay with that because first and foremost what our politicians should be doing is vetting these people okay. We don't know WHO's coming in and out of the country if we're just allowing everyone to come in and if we allow everyone to come into the country then we can have another nine eleven happened right under our nose. You know a major attack if we don't know who's coming in and out and in the next segment I wanNA talk about how Iran could wage total the war against the United States and our allies if it ever came to that but right now I just let's. Let's just you know reset here because when we allow people into the country that we do not know who's in here crazy stuff could potentially happen so you know I know we've been seeing images of the camps and the stuff that's going on down at the border but in the end is for degraded good. I mean I I hate to say it that way but in the end Gal it is for the greater good because when you like I said before allow just any one to just come into the country then they can do what they want to do. In that right there would be a travesty. Let's look at other countries around the world. let's look at Iran Iran for instance you know I'm I'm pretty sure people can't just come walking in and out of that country no and why because they are afraid that somebody might infiltrate Drayton attacking nine. That's the truth you know and US here in America. We've been through that in two thousand and one and we should understand. You're I understand that yeah. They came here. Fake visas and you know all this other stuff and but still we can't allow it to happen again now with the Iran and Saudi Arabia issue. We need to focus on how we can stop an all out war from occurring whether it be diplomatically a whether just be like we did Iraq and you start bombing the hell out of them because then they won't be able to do an all out war we'll be the one doing the war uh-huh oh man all right so after this commercial break we're GonNa talk about how Iran could actually you know causing all a lot war and how they could fight us all read an interesting article. I'm reading some snippets from that as.
"saudi arabia" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Saudi Arabia is the world's largest exporter of oil and it plays a central role in world energy markets that reality Elodie was laid bare after a tax on the weekend knocked out about half of the country's total output and intern about five percent of global oil supply that may not sound don't like a lot but it's led to big swings oil prices this week joining me now to talk more about investor reaction his Wall Street Journal reporter Amorth Ram Kumar. Mr We knew to brace volatility after the disruptions in production this weekend but what we see such big swings and oil prices when it's it's in regards to production in Saudi Arabia. The main reason is that in terms of millions of barrels. This is the largest attack ever and like you said Ed Saudi Arabia is the world's largest crude exporter and even though other producers like the US have the capacity to supply several million barrels a day of Oil Oil Saudi Arabia is the only one that has meaningful spare capacity. That's production that can quickly be turned on in emergency and it also exports several million only in barrels a day so while the US could be okay with its heavy supply and strategic reserves and other countries also have plenty of stockpiles. Asian countries does that count on Saudi Arabian crude and against some of these types of oil have different grads are very specific to meet the needs of refiners so there are all these complex layers to to this issue and that's why we saw one of the biggest moves ever for oil on Monday the so tell us a little bit more about that spare capacity because as you mentioned we have been reporting on booming. US Shale production but it's not an issue so much of who can step in but how quickly that's exactly right and you have to remember that the US still has limited export capacity and ASTO imports a ton of oil so it's a completely different ballgame so the US can produce more oil but getting it out to the rest of the world is a big challenge. That's why some people I think the biggest countries impacted would be the Asian countries that again count on Saudi Arabia that'd be China Japan Taiwan Korea and in some cases. They don't have great auctions to fill that void. Amer does that because of the proximity of Asian markets to Saudi Arabia. There are a couple of reasons. Asian markets might be more effected. There's the proximity proximity issue and also the issue again of specific types of crude so one of the attack that one of the issues with the taxes that they hit ABC kicked the world's largest processing assessing facility and that process is about eight percent of the world's oil and one analyst I spoke to said that was the mothership of the Saudi energy system so if they can't process process different types of crude and really get the grades that some of these countries need analysts say it could be really hard for those countries to replace it easily. So what are we expecting in the days ahead as Saudi Arabia fixes. The damage caused to these facilities. Are we expecting more volatility and what actually is the extent of the damage there yeah investors and really consumers at the pump might. WanNa buckle up for a prolonged period of volatility here because one of the issues is that no one really knows right now the extent of the damage in Saudi Arabia and how long the facilities will be affected and when their exports will be back to normal so there are a wide range of impacts here and again we also have US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela Waila Saudi Arabia was one of the country's stepped in to fill the void to make up for that lost her on in production so people expect big swings in both directions to continue on on Tuesday we saw prices fall about five percent a day after their rose fifteen percent on a Reuters report that production could return to normal more quickly than expected but some people expect these conflicting signals to play out for a while so it's going to be an interesting ride for sure Wall Street Journal reporter Amorth Ram Kumar joining us in our studios in New York Mark. Thank you so much. I'm ruth. Thanks for having the Federal Reserve Bank of New York took a rare step on Tuesday adding fifty three billion dollars into banking systems through repurchase agreements. It's what's known as the REPO market. Basically companies companies that have a lot of securities trade those in just for the short term to get their hands on quick cash. They agreed to repurchase the securities at a later date for a higher price. The difference is the repo rate and that rate unexpectedly spiked on Monday and again on Tuesday which is when the Fed stepped in here now to explain what it all means and why it matters is Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Krueger Daniel because this is such a rare move. Can you explain what conditions led the New York. Fed to take the step well normally in the repo market roughly a trillion dollars worth of transactions happen every day where people who. WANNA borrow cash US government securities typically as a collateral for borrowing money and what we've had recently is a lot more collateral than we've. I've had money available to borrow so the Fed stepped in and provided more money into the repo market allowing more lending to take place is the fact that the the New York Fed had to step in here raising concerns elsewhere. Could this be more widespread while it's raising concerns because the Fed has been doing things in the last couple of years that that have taken cash out of the economy they've reduced the size of their balance sheet and that has lowered the amount of reserves available for people in the Repo Market to Oh land made people think and that has contributed to some the cash shortage and then there have been a few things that happened in the last week that don't don't always happen in terms of quarterly tax payments that corporations had to make in terms of a rollover in Treasury securities where there were a lot out of bond purchases that needed to be settled that day which drained a lot of cash out of the economy and so there were some particular events that that were very taxing terms of the availability you've cash so Daniel. It's gets pretty complicated here. Why should the average person care about these changes. What's the practical effect on our everyday lives so one practical ethical implication that is actually positive for investors. If you have a money market account one of the bigger lenders in the repo market is the money market account industry and so they've been able to to lend money to people with securities as collateral at very attractive rates more troubling is that this gums up the financial works a little little bit when financial markets plumbing becomes an issue. That's never really a good thing because it makes it uncertain for big banks about how they can raise money to trade bonds for instance and and in this case where there has been a reduction in the amount of reserves available in the Repo Repo market. It's raised questions about just how much reserves banks have to participate in these activities. We know the Central Bank is holding its two day policy meeting meeting this week. Is there any implications for the choices. They might make well. It's unlikely that this will affect the Fed's decision whether or not to lower interest rates but the Fed is definitely concerned about three pro-market because the repo market does tend to trade in close proximity to where the Fed sets its funds sounds rate and if the repo market is trading at a vastly higher rate that raises questions about whether the Fed is properly setting rates and the the central bank relies on investors and bankers to to be confident that a news what it's doing so questions like that are never they're not good. Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Kerr bigger joining us in our studio in New York. Thanks so much Daniel thank you and the Fed announced late Tuesday that it would conduct another repo.
"saudi arabia" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Saudi Arabia right there's always been a judge did you see the judge goes I'm sorry say that again support under a different name with his picture with this right Saudi Arabia is his region where the bone saw apologist live yeah also it that is been unstable some murderer ambulance apologists right there's famously been sex trafficking yes yes and then the girls over there gas and doing things like this do you think that might be where some of this money came from with a select passport tell you right I just this is all is Donald Trump basically Donald Trump Frank money laundering no no money when you're doing your bank like white it's a dubious sources with mailing other peta files is he got his money from from money laundering yeah so after his girl to Saudi Arabia's one missing next to call give my passport go in another country yeah yeah yeah no he's not a flight risk at all he has settled bunch of diamonds and cash and a passport don't know what's in the home with another name sure his house into a private prison for himself yeah no that papers on security you'll pay for the guards yeah we'll pay them off and then went up it is not how the other sex in place now Zorro ranch that he owns in New Mexico metal which is yeah if I look down we're playing the Congress should pass that shows a lot yep yeah okay home okay so he okay it's just he is going to be the entire class about projection one a one in psychology school story I think you just like you can't even get through the first few words that's fine for us to right yeah if Democrats twenty right night around the fall language and racist hatred this is president all countries and right so other people he rides with the foul language right yeah okay spewed from the melting actions of these very unpopular and representative Congress women it for what ails elected if you're all popular yeah okay it will be interesting to see how it plays out when will the radical left Congress women apologize to our country the people of Israel the looks of the office of the apologize to the office of the president which is currently inhabited by an illegitimate racist money laundering probably probably twice instead of allegedly okay or football language the views of the terrible things like that so many people are angry at them they're horrible and disgusting and no no yeah I have to I I need sometime like unlikely in my sorbet anytime did you call the communists no there is no that was all in the ground yeah to tweet as well they said that they were coming he's a communist because he's a communist sympathizer you may have one's puppet yeah what yeah this is an individual ones as well under the cookies my question is what yeah I don't okay so I don't even this but this is designed to distract and to make us as arches window what okay hello the pot for you online to says you're black I was at recess time sorry what okay Jodi yes not only you're awfully quiet are you enjoying my never ending or is it not up to its normal standard I'm a careful observer it's part of being away for a week you're like what she describes right before I left I don't want to poke the bear for fear that it might this about me the general manager because anyway it's not that well first of all Jody in Charlie phone sex today Tuesday joy Reid coming up in just a few minutes and as you know our momma nominated for the radio hall of fame and by the way thank you the twenty first blew up with people's is voting for mama yeah right yeah we've got it's a whole campaign we've got ads we've got yes Stephanie.
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"What's which to Iran as a layperson on this issue? I understand Saudi Arabia Iran to have quite an intense rivalry Saudi Arabia represents the Sunni side. Iran represents the Shia side. Again, put very simply can you talk about the rule of religious power in Tehran's foreign policy and also touch on that SUNY Shia rivalry. So Iran has certainly incorporated its own versions of religious outreach into its foreign policy. Not least of all, of course, back in the early nineteen eighties. When everyone was talking about the idea of Iran, exporting its Slavic revolution, not just elsewhere in the Middle East, but to other countries in the Muslim world now, they never really succeeded in that. And I think part of it is that the appeal of the very specific ideological model that the Slavic Republican Iran was based on this idea that clerics should have direct political. Troll actually was a very atypical notion within she islam- it self and certainly didn't have broad appeal among Sunni publics around the world. So I don't think that there was ever much of a prospect of them exporting the revolution. But what they did do quite effectively back then and continue to do today is to translate some of the historical symbols of she Islam, right, which is a sect in this lamb. Who's historically experience has been very much one dispossession and oppression right at the core of its identity. The idea of religious minority oppressed by in this case sort of Sunni majority, and so what they've managed to do in a variety of contexts including non Muslim countries during the Cold War. And today around the Middle East is to translate that kind of history of Shia oppression into a kind of broader political discourse of resistance against imperialism, more, generally. And so they've been able to kind of build certain kinds of affinities in various parts of the Middle East. But also places like sub Saharan Africa southeast Asia among communities that are concerned about the impact of US and Soviet and again today US kneel imperialism around the world in other countries where there are she minorities or in the case of countries like Barin and Iraq. She image Ortiz. They have very much tried to kind of wage themselves into the political demography of those situations and activate those she communities in ways that have caused many headaches for local governments. So in contrast to the Saudi approach to this. I think it's fair to say that Iran's strategy with respect religion has been multifaceted indirect and in many ways more sophisticated because I think they do a better job than the Saudis. He's in understanding the world view and sensibilities of the local audiences that they're trying to influence and in a sense. They have been forced to be more sophisticated in their approach. And this is where I don't think we can really look at Saudi use of religious power and Iran's uses as being equivalent because of the demographic imbalances. Peter alluded to if you're only ten to fifteen percent of the overall Muslim population. Then you have to be very careful to not be explicitly or overtly anti-sindhi because Sunnis are a big part of your audience, and you can't afford to Elliott them and actually in the early years after the running revolution in seventy nine. We see Sunita slimmest groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and interestingly enough Russia, the new she of Tunisia's NADA was a big fan of Komeini and Iranian revolution in the early eighties before people started realizing that it was pretty authoritarian..
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"So during the early phase of this work in the nineteen sixties the Saudis saw the pan Arabism sort of secular pan Arabism of other NAS of Egypt as their main regional rival. And so a lot of this was aimed at offsetting the ideology of pan Arabism emanating from Egypt from nineteen seventy nine after the Islamic revolution in Iran, However, Saudi Arabia began to perceive Iran, particularly because of its new religious identity as an Islamic state as its rival its primary rival and so. A lot of this activity was retooled to focus on counterbalancing Iranian influence. I do want to hear about Iran and more detail in a few minutes. That's another major component of your paper. But I what about the extension of legislative power by Saudi Arabia into non Muslim countries like say, the United States are Great Britain. Peter take that one. Well, sure, I mean, that's absolutely thing. When we think of the arrival and consolidation of Muslim communities in Europe and North America from the nineteen sixties onwards. It's absolutely the case that in Europe where these communities had very kind of low levels of socioeconomic attainment with respect to things like household, incomes and education, these were poor communities that didn't have the capacity to develop and Bill their own local religious infrastructure. And so they were reliant on charitable contributions and largest from abroad and Saudi Arabia was very much aware of and had. It's I on the emergence and consolidation of Muslim communities in the west broadly speaking, and so some of the early activities of these parastatal organizations that I mentioned was more league world assembly of Muslim youth were very much about trying. To exert influence within and to build constituencies of support for Saudi Arabia within Muslim communities in Europe and North America. Let's take a quick break here for another edition of metro Lund's. Demographer in.
"saudi arabia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"And so it's very destructive in that account on the other end of the extreme are people who say, well, no, you know, it's just conservative religion. But it hasn't really had any significant impact. Neither of these two things is quite correct. And the specifics of it the reality of it is actually very under studied. So we wanted to kind of find a balance in this whole debate the other issue around this discussion is the fact that people tend to when they talk about Saudi Arabia, exporting hub ISM. They tend to treat Saudi Arabia's kind of a monolithic black box to understand what's going on. There. You have to open it up, and you immediately see that there are a range of different actors arrayed variously across the political landscape within. Saudi Arabia that are part and parcel of this activity. You need to understand the politics between them, and the fact that their motivations differ. So some of this is certainly the Saudi government. But some of it is also what we turn parastatal organizations like the Muslim world league and the world assembly Muslim, youth international organizations that are not official agencies of the Saudi government, but are either heavily if not fully funded by Saudi Arabia and to varying degrees steered by the Saudi authorities but separate from it. And there's also a whole range of smaller private charities in the kingdom that are able to operate with varying levels of top cover from the Saudi Royal family to do what they do. And so an understanding this phenomenon you have to understand a sort of complex set of political factors within the kingdom. That mean that what we see on the external side the projection of Saudi religious influence in the world is often a product of jocking position in politics. Within the kingdom as various groups inside Saudi Arabia vie with each other for influence in power appear. Let me ask you to even a little more deeper into the practicalities of how Saudi Arabia shirt, would usual. The soft power say on the ground. I've read about lobbyists schools in Indonesia, or maybe other countries of the world. Now, they are they run by an arm of the diplomatic presence in that country. Or are they private organization? Our local children going into these schools and learning the Saudi interpretation of Islam, and what's like, you talk in the paper about the interplay between the local culture, and their expression of Islam, and whatever it is that Saudi Arabia is teaching what does that look like on the ground? You know, it's all of the above and more, right? If you look around the world and the various countries where the different countries that have been on the receiving end of Saudi Arabia's influence over the years UC widely varying equations, we see some countries where the impact seems to be very broad based and intense and others where there seems to be less impact from..