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22 ноября, 13:14

Saudi Arabia’s Populist King in Waiting

Washington is underestimating the scale of Mohamed bin Salman’s ambition.

22 ноября, 06:38

На геополитической шахматной доске происходят стремительные и кардинальные перемены

Геополитический ландшафт, природа альянсов и стратегических реалий трансформируется настолько стремительно, что если бы Томасу Гоббсу пришлось дать объяснение этому феномену, он без тени сомнения повторил бы во весь голос слова, сказанные им же более четырех столетий назад: «Bellum omnium contra omnes», что переводится с латыни как «война всех против всех». От Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона до Ближнего Востока и от Южной Азии до атлантического побережья Европы, многие национальные государства участвуют в стремительной смене альянсов на фоне формирования новых геополитических закономерностей.

21 ноября, 04:25

Qatar's Foreign Minister Speaks at the Center for the National Interest

Curt Mills Politics, Middle East Foreign Minister Al Thani explained that his country is under tremendous pressure from both Saudi Arabia and Iran, as Rex Tillerson tries to broker an end to the impasse.  As the Middle East is facing fresh fissures, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the Qatari foreign minister, is visiting Washington to bolster his country’s standing particularly with the Trump administration. His stops have included a meeting with the secretary of State Rex Tillerson and an address at the Center for the National Interest (CFTNI), as the Middle East appears to continue to disintegrate into a cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The government in Doha is “sandwiched between two powerful forces in the region—Iran to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south,” the foreign minister noted at CFTNI. At State, Tillerson told the gathered reporters that the foreign minister is “a frequent visitor, but he’s always welcome.” The visit by Qatar’s top diplomat comes at a time of continued impasse between his government and the other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, principally Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, over Doha’s relationship with Iran and its alleged funding of extremist groups. “We have a number of important things to discuss, obviously, so pleased he’s here,” Tillerson said. Al Thani’s address at CFTNI was attended by a number of prominent figures, including former director of national intelligence John Negroponte, former U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Burt, and former under secretary of defense (comptroller) Dov Zakheim as well current ambassadors from Singapore and Belgium. Read full article

20 ноября, 10:26

Lebanon: The economic cost of Saudi's power play - Counting the Cost

Caught in the middle of a bitter Saudi-Iran rivalry, worries are growing about the outlook for the Lebanese economy. Growth has slowed to just over two percent a year from an average of eight percent before the war in Syria. But regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran have raised fears of a Qatar-style blockade. The recent resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Riyadh under mysterious circumstances has not been resolved. Just before he quit, the government had managed to pass a budget after years of political stalemate. If this escalates, this is going to be a lose, lose, lose situation. Sami Atallah, director of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies Sami Atallah, the director of the Lebanese Center For Policy Studies in Beirut assesses the impact of this new crisis on Lebanon, with fears of major complications and effects on the Levantine country on the back of an already protracted issue for Lebanon, that being the 2011 war in Syria and the heavy influx of refugees that have put a drain on its resources. The significance of this new situation, however, lies in the potential for Saudi Arabia, a renown ally of Lebanon, to escalate the situation and impose sanctions. "This is very significant on many levels, in terms of sending remittances to Lebanon's economy - which are deeply needed - which are important to the macroeconomic situation. They are also very important to people who are here, people who actually receive these remittances." But what is the reality of an escalation in this scenario and how likely are Arab sanctions placed on Lebanon? And how likely are Lebanese expats working in Saudi Arabia to be affected, especially considering the financial contributions made in remittances back home by Saudi and other GCC-based Lebanese expats? "It is hard to predict. We are not sure to what level this may escalate. Events are unfolding on a daily basis and we are monitoring them to see if there are going to be certain economic measures that could in fact influence the Lebanese government," says Atallah. "If there are going to be any sanctions, this is going to affect Lebanon as a whole. It is going to affect the whole country. It is unlikely that these sanctions will be able to distinguish between those who support Hezbollah and those who do not. Most people will be hurt by this, if not all. There will be major collateral damage." "Lebanon is stuck between two regional powers with different objectives that they're trying to deal with." More from Counting the Cost on: YouTube - http://aje.io/countingthecostYT Website - http://aljazeera.com/countingthecost/

19 ноября, 23:11

Arab League Holds Emergency Session: Iran And "Terrorist" Hezbollah Must Be Stopped

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, in opening remarks to the Arab League today, declared that the kingdom “will not hesitate to defend its national security to keep its people safe” while requesting that joint action be taken to stop Iranian "aggression" and attacks on Arab states.  Last weekend Saudi Arabia called an emergency session of the Arab League to address what it labeled "Iranian interference" after the bizarre series of events related to MBS' aggressive internal purge, which included the detention of Lebanese ex-PM Hariri, left the kingdom in an unprecedented state of strife and uncertainty.  The destabilizing events were precipitated by a November 4 attack claimed by Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen, which the Saudis called a "violation" committed by Iran, though Iran denied that it had anything to do with the rare ballistic missile launch out of Yemen.  Arab League meeting in Cairo on Sunday. Image source: AFP Arab foreign ministers from member states met at League headquarters in Cairo on Sunday and in predictable fashion blasted Iran and Hezbollah for sowing instability and discord within Arab countries, citing Iranian "aggression" and expanding influence. The meeting is only the 12th such emergency summit to be held since the Arab League's founding in 1945 - a fact which hints at Saudi Arabia's increased desperation to confront Hezbollah while also shifting blame from its own self-made crisis at home. The extraordinary session was also urged by close allies among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait - all of which also backed the Saudi diplomatic and economic war against Qatar which erupted early last summer. Among the many Saudi charges against Qatar is included supposed Iranian infiltration of the tiny oil-rich nation.  According to Bloomberg, Arab League head Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a press conference carried on al-Arabiya that a resolution referred to Hezbollah as a "terrorist organization". Furthermore, he said that though the Arab league won’t declare war against Iran at the moment, the resolution is a clear condemnation of Iranian interference in the region. In addition, Hossam Zaki, Arab League Assistant Secretary, struck a hardline tone when he told Asharq al Awsat newspaper, "What Iran is doing against some Arab countries calls for taking more than one measure to stop these violations, interferences and threats, which are carried out through many various means."  Much of Sunday's meeting focused on Lebanon, with Bahrain's foreign minister announcing that the country has come under the "total control" of Iran-backed Hezbollah. "The Lebanese Republic, in spite of our relations with it as a brotherly Arab nation... is under the total control of this terrorist party," said Bahraini FM Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, in reference to Hezbollah. "Iran's biggest arm in the region at the moment is the terrorist Hezbollah arm," he charged further. Bahrain recently joined Saudi Arabia in ordering its citizens out of Lebanon in what could be early signs of a looming regional war.  Of course, there was not even a hint of Arab League condemnation of Saudi Arabia effectively kidnapping Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is currently in an awkward state of limbo - or an exile of sorts - in Paris at the invitation of France's President Emmanuel Macron, though Hariri is vowing to return to Beirut this week.  As many astute pundits have pointed out, it's now "blame Iran time" according to the official Saudi (and allies) narrative of events in order to set the stage for public support for potential military action against Iran. Though it's unlikely that the Gulf states would take direct military action against Hezbollah and Iran, there could be efforts underway to give political backing for an Israeli incursion into Lebanon. Meanwhile the Lebanese are increasingly aware that their country has fallen in the cross hairs of an unusual alliance between Saudi Arabia, Israel, and anti-Iranian interests which see Hezbollah and pro-Iranian proxies as the number one threat and scapegoat for all of the region's problems. Lebanese President Michel Aoun has accused Saudi Arabia of effectively kidnapping Hariri and holding him hostage, though Hariri himself has since given bizarre excuses for his prolonged absence. As discussed previously, Iran is currently being scapegoated for just about all tensions which have exploded in the gulf over the past month, including the following growing list of grievances: the civil war in Yemen, sowing internal discord and rebellion among Shia communities within the gulf monarchies, the Qatar economic blockade and isolation over accusations that it is "Iran friendly", the latest civil unrest in Bahrain and the alleged bombing of a major oil pipeline there, ratcheting up tensions with Israel in support of Hezbollah, destabilizing Lebanon itself leading to PM Saad Hariri's "resignation" - all of this precipitating the Saudi "night of the long knives". the war in Syria and sectarian strife It may not come immediately, but there could be war on the horizon as Saudi Arabia and its regional allies grow increasingly desperate for "action" against Iran and Hezbollah.

19 ноября, 04:00

Who's Next? Venezuela's Collapse Puts These Nations At Risk

"It's a wake-up call for a lot of people who will say ‘Look, the stuff I own is actually very risky'..." warns Ray Jian, who oversees about $6 billion at Pioneer Investment Management Ltd. in London. "People have been ignoring risks in places like Lebanon for a long time," and the official default of Venezuela this week has emerging-market money managers are looking to identify countries that might run into trouble down the road. While Bloomberg reports that while none are nearly as badly off as Venezuela - where a combination of low oil prices, economic mismanagement and U.S. sanctions did the country in -  traders are scouting for credit risk, from Lebanon, where Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s sudden resignation has once again thrust the nation into a Saudi-Iran proxy war, to Ecuador, where recently elected President Lenin Moreno continues to expand the debt load in a country with a history as a serial defaulter. 1. Lebanon: One of the world’s most indebted countries, Lebanon may hit a debt-to-gross domestic product ratio of 152 percent this year, according to International Monetary Fund forecasts. That’s coming at a time when political tension is rising. Hariri’s abrupt resignation, announced from Riyadh on Nov. 4, triggered about $800 million of withdrawals from the country as investors speculated that the nation would be in the crosshairs of a regional feud between the Saudis and Iranians. While the central bank says the worst may be over, credit-default swaps have hit a nine-year high. 2. Ecuador: After a borrowing spree, the Andean nation’s external debt obligations over the next 12 months ballooned to a nine-year high relative to the size of its GDP. Ecuador probably has the highest default risk after Venezuela, according to Robert Koenigsberger, the chief investment officer of Gramercy Funds Management. The country will be vulnerable “when the liquidity environment changes and they can no longer go to the market to get $2.5 billion to plug the hole," he said. Finance Minister Carlos de la Torre told Bloomberg in an email on Thursday that there is "no default risk" for any of Ecuador’s debt commitments and the nation’s indebtedness is nowhere near "critical" levels. 3. Ukraine: While the Eastern European nation’s credit-default swaps have declined from their 2015 highs, persistent economic struggles are giving traders reason for caution. GDP expansion has slowed for three consecutive quarters and the World Bank warns that the economy is at risk of falling into a low-growth trap. Ukraine’s parliament approved next year’s budget on Tuesday as it eyes a $17.5 billion international bailout. 4. Egypt: Egypt’s credit-default swaps are hovering near the highest since September. The cost for protection surged in June as regional tensions heated up amid a push by the Saudis to isolate Qatar. While Egypt has been able to boost foreign-currency reserves and is on course to repay $14 billion in principal and interest in 2018, its foreign debt has climbed to $79 billion from $55.8 billion a year earlier. 5. Pakistan: Pakistan’s credit-default swaps surged in late October and linger near their highest level since June. South Asia’s second-largest economy faces challenges as it struggles with dwindling foreign reserves, rising debt payments and a ballooning current account deficit. Pakistan is mulling a potential $2 billion debt sale later this year. Speaking at the Bloomberg Pakistan Economic Forum last week, central bank Deputy Governor Jameel Ahmad played down concerns over the country’s widening twin deficits. 6. Bahrain: Bahrain’s spread rose dramatically in late October to the highest since January after it was said to ask Gulf allies for aid. The nation is seeking to replenish international reserves and avert a currency devaluation as oil prices batter the six Gulf Cooperation Council oil producers. Although its neighbors are likely to help, Bahrain could still be left with the highest budget deficit in the region, according to the IMF. 7. Turkey: Despite high yields, investors are still reluctant to buy Turkish bonds. The nation has been caught up in a blur of political crises, driving spreads on credit-default swaps to their highest level since May. Turkey was the only holdover on S&P Global Ratings’s latest “Fragile Five” list of countries most vulnerable to normalization in global monetary conditions.

14 ноября, 22:26

Who is to blame for the impasse in the GCC crisis?

The emir of Qatar says he is ready to talk but that blockading countries have no desire to.

14 ноября, 21:45

Who is to blame for the impasse in the GCC crisis? - Inside Story

It has been five months since the Gulf diplomatic rift began and Qatar's Emir says it is no closer to being resolved. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani addressed Qatar's advisory council on Tuesday, saying Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain don't want to reach a solution. The Arab Quartet, as they are called, began a land, air, and sea blockade on Qatar in June. Repeated attempts at mediation - by Kuwait, the US, France and others - have all failed since then. So, what will it take to break the deadlock? Presenter: Adrian Finighan Guests: Abdullah Al Shayji, former special adviser to the speaker of Kuwait's parliament. Imad Harb, Arab Centre Washington DC. Majed Al-Ansari, Professor of political sociology, Qatar University. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

11 ноября, 20:24

"This Is A Dangerous Iranian Escalation": Bahrain Blames Pipeline Explosion On Iran, Terrorists

There was something odd about Friday's night's explosion of an oil pipeline belonging to Bahrain's state-run oil company BAPCO, which local authorities initially said was the result of an accident: as we said, the giant fireball had all the hallmarks of either sabotage or a terrorist event, the only question is whether it was real or staged, and who would ultimately be blamed for it.   This video circulating on social media shows an #oil pipeline explosion in Bahrain. It look Nms Bahrain to Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/ln0PmVVAiV — Anas Alhajji (@anasalhajji) November 10, 2017 #BREAKING : Huge #fire resulted in a gas pipeline explosion in #Bahrain while ago. (exact cause yet to be confirmed) pic.twitter.com/kAgQ1nJARa — ??? ?????? ???????? (@HSajwanization) November 10, 2017 We didn't have long to wait for the answer: on Saturday Bahrain government claimed the blast was a "terorrist act" directed by Iran. In a statement on Twitter, the Bahrain Ministry of Interior said that "evidence gathered by the inspection team confirms that this was an intentional act undertaken by terrorists intending to undermine the security of the Kingdom" with Bahrain's interior minister, Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, adding that the blast was "the latest example of a terrorist act performed by terrorists in direct contact with & under instruction from, Iran." PT: Evidence gathered by the inspection team confirms that this was an intentional act undertaken by terrorists intending to undermine the security of the Kingdom — Ministry of Interior (@moi_bahrain) November 11, 2017 PT: HE Minister stressed this is latest example of a terrorist act performed by terrorists in direct contact with & under instruction from, Iran. Reaffirmed MOI’s utmost priority is the safety & security of all citizens, & MOI will spare no effort to maintain public safety — Ministry of Interior (@moi_bahrain) November 11, 2017 Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa later tweeted that the explosion had targeted a pipeline running between the island nation and neighboring Saudi Arabia, which provides financial and security support to the kingdom. "This is a dangerous Iranian escalation aimed at terrorizing citizens and damaging the world's oil industry," the minister tweeted. ?????? ????? ????? ????? ??????? ???????? ?? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? #?????_????????_????? — ???? ?? ‏???? (@khalidalkhalifa) November 11, 2017 In a carefully orchestrated escalation, one largely staged for public consumption purposes, also on Saturday Saudi Arabia said it was suspending pumping oil to Bahrain following the pipeline blast. The Saudi energy minister also said it had increased security precautions at all facilities following the Bahrain blast. Which, for the cynics out there, means a "pipeline explosion" in Saudi Arabia, one which will also be blamed on Iran-guided terrorists, is likely imminent. While Iran had no immediate comment Saturday, it has long denied being behind Bahrain's militant groups. The explosion damaged cars and nearby buildings, forcing firefighters to evacuate those close to the flames in Buri, just outside of the capital, Manama. Authorities later extinguished the blaze on the pipeline belonging to the state-run Bahrain Petroleum Co. While no one was injured in the explosion late Friday night near the Shiite village of Buri and no militant group immediately claimed the blast, Bahrain's reaction which was the latest to scapegoat Iran for the plethora of problems to hit the Gulf region, opened a new front in the low-level insurgency plaguing Bahrain since its 2011 Arab Spring protests. Bahrain, which is a critical Gulf nation to regional US strategic interests as it is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, faces occasional attacks from local Shiite militant groups as the kingdom ruled by the Sunni Al Khalifa family continues a crackdown on all dissent, imprisoning or forcing politicians and activists into exile. Independent news gathering there has grown more difficult, with the government refusing to accredit two AP reporters and others . However, as AP notes, that previous campaign of bombings and shootings had not seen the island's oil infrastructure targeted, even immediately after Emirati and Saudi forces helped Bahrain put down its 2011 Arab Spring protests. As such Friday's pipeline attack could be a sign of a far more dangerous escalation - whether real or "false flagged" - one which seeks to scapegoat Iran. Unlike its oil export powerhouse neighbors, Bahrain produced only 64,000 barrels of crude oil a day in 2016, far lower than the other oil-producing nations of the Persian Gulf, according to the EIA. Additionally, due to ongoing budget difficulties, Bahrain's foreign currency reserves had plunged to levels not seen in over a decade. Bahrain has faced increasing financial pressure in recent years: the IMF estimates that Bahrain needs oil prices at $99 a barrel to balance its budget this year, compared with $73.1 a barrel for Saudi Arabia, which is overhauling its economy. While Brent crude is trading at the highest level in more than two years, it’s still almost $40 below Bahrain’s breakeven price. Things took a turn for the worse last week, when we observed the plunge in the Bahrain Dinar forward market... ... following a Bloomberg report that Bahrain had requested a bailout from Saudi Arabia and the UAE.  And judging by the surge in reserves immediately after... ... Bahrain may have received it. “Most people are fully expecting the other Gulf countries to come to Bahrain’s aid,” said Jason Tuvey, a London-based economist at Capital Economics. “If Bahrain was forced to devalue its currency it would probably start to raise questions about other currency pegs.” True, but Saudi Arabia - which itself is facing a dire financial situation - would not have given Bahrain billions with no strings attached. And as may be the case, one of the conditions appears to have been to blame any "imminent terrorist attacks" on Iran. That's precisely what happened overnight. As to whether this will be the tipping point that launches what now appears to be inevitable war between Iran/Lebanon and Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council - in addition to Israel - we'll just have to wait and see...

09 ноября, 23:36

Saudi Billionaires Scramble To Move Cash Offshore, Escape Asset Freeze

Over the weekend, Saudi King Salman shocked the world by abruptly announcing the arrests of 11 senior princes and some 38 ministers, including Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the world’s sixty-first richest man and the largest shareholder in Citi, News Corp. and Twitter. The purge was orchestrated by a new “supreme committee” to investigate public corruption created by King Salman but under the control of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who chairs the committee and is widely suspected of being the driving force behind the purge. In addition to the arrests, two Royals have died since the purge began. Prince Mansour bin-Muqrin reportedly perished in a helicopter crash near the Yemen border earlier this week, and Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd - killed during a firefight as authorities attempted to arrest him. For all the chaos, Saudi Arabia is benefiting from the climb in oil prices over the past week. However, signs of stress are showing up elsewhere in regional markets, as Bloomberg points out in a recent piece. Many of the kingdom’s millionaires and billionaires - at least those who haven’t already seen their domestic and foreign accounts frozen by the government - fear that they might be next after WSJ revealed that MbS’s purge may be nothing more than a naked cash grab, as the paper reports that the kingdom is aiming to confiscate cash and assets worth as much as $800 billion. So, they’re doing what any reasonable rich person would do given the circumstances; they’re liquidating their assets as quickly as possible and stashing their cash offshore until things quiet down. Some Saudi billionaires and millionaires are selling investments in neighboring Gulf Cooperation Council countries and turning them into cash or liquid holdings overseas, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. In Saudi Arabia, some are in talks with banks and asset managers to move money outside the country, the people said.   Until the surprise arrests of dozens of people last weekend, Saudi Arabia’s elite was the target of Deutsche Bank AG, UBS Group AG, Credit Suisse Group AG and other global banks seeking to manage their wealth. They now find themselves on the run in the face of a campaign that has targeted some of the kingdom’s most prominent princes, billionaires and officials. To be sure, SAMA - the Saudi Monetary Authority and de facto central bank - has asked lenders in the kingdom to freeze the accounts of dozens of individuals who aren’t under arrest, as well as the assets of those being detained, people familiar with the matter said. The Saudi attorney general said in a statement released Monday that the weekend arrests were only “phase one” of the crackdown. The selloff across the GCC has cost stocks $17.6 billion as of Wednesday, dragging the collective market capitalization for bourses in the region to $900 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Kuwait’s SE Price Index has lost 4.4 percent, while Dubai’s DFM General Index fell 4.8 percent. All measures in the region are down for the week with the exception of Oman’s MSM30 Index, which rose 0.3 percent. While some are worried that shifting their money abroad right now might arouse suspicion, others have noted that there’s a lot of GCC money already sitting in accounts in Europe and Asia. “A lot of GCC money is already sitting outside the GCC region, especially in Paris, Geneva, Zurich and Asia,” said Sergey Dergachev, who helps oversee about $14 billion in assets as a senior money manager at Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH in Frankfurt. “Those centers should remain beneficiaries if more money moves out." For the Saudi Royal Family, the arrests are tantamount to killing twohas realized that not only can it crush any potential dissent by arresting dozens of potential coup-plotters, it can also replenish the country's foreign reserves, which in the past 3 years have declined by over $250 billion as oil prices have plunged from their peak. The crackdown also comes at a time when the Kingdom’s government is seeking to channel the public’s seething anger as unemployment rises and oil revenues - which formally supplied as much as 90% of the country’s budget - tumble. The government has raised tens of billions of dollars from international bond markets and has drawn down on central bank reserves to finance a budget deficit that reached about 15 percent of gross domestic product in 2015. In an attempt to provide a long-term structural solution, MbS has proposed his Vision 2030 initiative, which seeks to diversify the Saudi economy into tourism, transportation and technology industries, among others. To help facilitate this, the country is seeking to list 5% of state-owned oil giant Aramco - believed to be the world’s most valuable private company - with a valuation of about $1.5 trillion. Of course, concerns that an all-out war might soon erupt between Saudi Arabia and Iran are also contributing to the drop in regional stocks,especially after King Salman ordered all Saudi citizens to leave Lebanon ‘immediately.' That follows the sudden resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation during a visit to Saudi Arabia over the weekend. Saudi’s Arabia’s wealthy should have little trouble moving their wealth offshore if they’re so inclined; the real question, though, is whether they’ll be able to protect those assets from the long reach of SAMA, which has strong relationships with its global banking partners, in the event that they find themselves under arrest. 

09 ноября, 17:44

Twitter users in Qatar decry song criticising nation

Group of prominent singers from several Gulf countries launch song accusing Qatar of creating the GCC crisis.

09 ноября, 15:20

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Катар требует от стран, прервавших с ним дипотношения, взять на себя ответственность за возможный роспуск ССАГПЗ

09 ноября, 15:05

Саудовские миллиардеры хотят вывести активы за рубеж

Некоторые саудовские миллиардеры и миллионеры стремятся вывести активы из королевства и в целом региона Совета сотрудничества арабских государств Персидского залива, поскольку борьба с предполагаемой коррупцией усиливается, сообщает Bloomberg.

09 ноября, 15:05

Саудовские миллиардеры хотят вывести активы за рубеж

Некоторые саудовские миллиардеры и миллионеры стремятся вывести активы из королевства и в целом региона Совета сотрудничества арабских государств Персидского залива, поскольку борьба с предполагаемой коррупцией усиливается, сообщает Bloomberg.

09 ноября, 05:10

[Перевод] UB-2017. Часть 1

От переводчика:Переводы статьи про неопределённое поведение в языке C от Криса Латтнера, одного из ведущих разработчиков проекта LLVM, вызвали большой интерес, и даже некоторое непонимание со стороны тех, кто не встречался с описываемыми явлениями на практике. В своей статье Крис даёт ссылку на блог Джона Реджера, и на его статью от 2010 года, посвящённую UB в C и C++. Но в блоге Реджера есть и гораздо более новые статьи на эту тему (что не отменяет ценность старых, однако). Я хочу предложить вашему вниманию свежую статью «Undefined Behavior in 2017». Статья в оригинале имеет очень большой объём, и я разбил её на части. В первой части речь пойдёт о разных инструментах поиска UB: ASan, UBSan, TSan и т.д. ASan — Address Sanitizer от компании Google, разработанный на основе LLVM. UBSan — Undefined Behavior Sanitizer, предназначен для обнаружения различных UB в программах на C и C++, доступен для Clang и GCC. TSan — Thread Sanitizer, предназначен для обнаружения UB в многопоточных программах. Если вам эта тема покажется далёкой от практики, я рекомендую дождаться продолжения, потому что в конце вас ждёт поистине огромный список UB языка С++ (их должно быть около 200!) И я рекомендую прочитать также старые статьи Реджера, они не утратили актуальности. Об авторе: Джон Реджер является профессором Computer Science в университете штата Юта в США. Мы часто слышим, что некоторые люди утверждают, что проблемы, вытекающие из неопределённого поведения (UB) в C и C++ в основном решены путём широкого распространения инструментов динамической проверки, таких, как ASan, UBSan, MSan и TSan. Мы здесь покажем очевидное: несмотря на то, что в последние годы произошло множество прекрасных улучшений в этих инструментах, проблемы UB далеки от разрешения, и рассмотрим ситуацию в деталях. Читать дальше →

08 ноября, 17:10

Qatar accuses blockading countries of fragmenting GCC

In joint press conference with Iraqi counterpart, Qatari FM said Quartet actions 'backfired'.

08 ноября, 11:06

Сенатор США Блэк: Реальным спонсором терроризма является Саудовская Аравия, а не Иран

Член  Сената штата Вирджиния от республиканцев Ричард Блэк заявил, что термин "терроризм" имеет свои корни в экстремистских и радикальных действиях  Саудовской Аравии, описывая режим  Аль-Саудов,  как "реального спонсора глобального террора".

07 ноября, 22:05

МИД Украины осудил запуск ракеты по Саудовской Аравии

Министерство иностранных дел (МИД) Украины осудило запуск ракеты по Саудовской Аравии. Об этом сообщает пресс-служба украинского МИД. "В Украине обеспокоены информацией о попытке ракетной атаки со стороны сил Аль-Хути по гражданским объектам Королевства Саудовская Аравия", - говорится в сообщении. Согласно информации пресс-службы, подобные провокации отдаляют перспективу урегулирования междуеменского конфликта, которое возможно при условии соблюдения договоренностей, достигнутых по итогам Конференции национального диалога, положений соответствующей резолюции Совбеза ООН №2216 и Мирной инициативе Совета сотрудничества арабских государств Персидского залива...

07 ноября, 15:57

Will the GCC fall apart?

A meeting of the GCC countries is scheduled for December and decisions will need to be made on its future.

07 ноября, 10:06

How does the GCC compare with the EU?

A look at the differences and similarities between the Gulf Cooperation Council and the European Union.

08 июня, 06:11

«Арабская весна». Реинкарнация. Удар по монархиям

То, что сейчас начало происходить между монархиями Персидского залива, только поначалу показалось «скандалом в благородном семействе». По истечению нескольких суток с начала внезапного разрыва отношений с Катаром его соседями – Саудовской Аравией, Объединенными Арабскими Эмиратами и Бахрейном – начала проявляться тревожная перспектива.   «Арабская весна», как хорошо продуманная, спланированная и реализуемая политика Вашингтона по Хаотизации Ближнего Востока, наконец, переходит в фазу «удар по монархиям».  Уж сколько раз мы здесь демонстрировали ставшие знаменитыми карты передела Ближнего Востока, которые принадлежат офицеру Пентагона подполковнику Петерсу. Дело доходит до того, что профессионалам, которые прекрасно знают эти карты, они… наскучили: «Ну, сколько можно показывать одно и то же!» Зато по собственному опыту знаю, что в аудиториях, где слушатели достаточно далеки от мировой политики, эти документы вызывают живой интерес. Люди о таком даже не слышали.  Так, взглянем ещё разок – в самом начале нового витка ближневосточного обострения – на эти, исторические, карты.