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Saudi Arabia’s role in Middle East instability
Over the past two years, Saudi Arabia has rejoined the premier league of global geopolitics. But the kingdom is in conflict on all fronts. Economically, it is waging a “petro war,” starting a contest of wills with not just the United States, but also Canada, Iran and Russia. Militarily, the Saudis and their Sunni allies are conducting a full-scale war in Yemen against the Houthis. Riyadh is also developing more assertive policy of influence, reflected in its recent refusal to finance arms for the Lebanese military.