By executing an influential Shia cleric among 47 other prisoners, Saudi Arabia has increased the possibility of prolonging conflict in West Asia. The country’s actions have stirred up its differences with Iran, thereby diminishing the possibility of finding political solutions to the civil wars in Syria and Yemen.
Legal justification and transparency of drone strikes have become a concern for the U.S. In reality, are these targeted killings advancing the strategic goals of U.S. counter-terrorism policy?
Gateway House's Director Neelam Deo was quoted in an article published by Afternoon Despatch & Courier. She highlights the instability in the Middle East, the effects of a stablising Libya, and the need for oil and gas reforms.