Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA; Arabic: المملكة العربي السعودية al-Mamlakah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sa‘ūdīyah), is a country in western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. With a land area of approximately 2,150,000 km², Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East, geographically the fifth-largest in Asia, second-largest in the Arab world after Algeria and 12th-largest in the world. Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast and Yemen to the south. It is separated from Israel and Egypt by the Gulf of Aqaba. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast, and most of its terrain consists of arid desert, lowland and mountains.
Measures of Freedom
2014: 5.31, Rank: 144, Personal Freedom: 3.66, Economic Freedom: 6.95, Democracy Index: 1.92
2014: 6.95, Rank: 85
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 10, Political Rights: 7, Civil Liberties: 7
Examines the U.S.-Iran 2013 temporary agreement and the rationale of the deal's main opponents: the governments of Saudi Arabia and Israel
Starts off as a tongue-in-cheek analysis of the rationale for the Gulf War, but then delves into more serious reasons, including the Saudi, petroleum and Rockefeller connections
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
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