Defense & Security

Task Group Advances Work to Combat ISIL Finances
10/19/2015

Task Group Advances Work to Combat ISIL Finances

The Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (aka Daesh, ISIL, IS) held its first ministerial meeting last December. A month later a task force to combat financing of the group was formed. This week the group met for its third session to advance the program against Daesh funding. The Saudi Press Agency had this report.

Saudi-US Summit Success Highlights Counter-Iran Policy – Obaid
09/07/2015

Saudi-US Summit Success Highlights Counter-Iran Policy – Obaid

On the occasion of King Salman’s summit at the White House with President Barack Obama, Dr. Nawaf Obaid, a Fellow and Associate Instructor at Harvard University‚Äôs Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a Senior Fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies, wrote for Al-Monitor about Riyadh’s defense posture and national security outlook.

Battle for Yemen in New Phase – Obaid
08/26/2015

Battle for Yemen in New Phase – Obaid

The Saudi-led coalition that has been battling Houthi rebels and their allies in Yemen since airstrikes were launched in March has been on the offensive on the ground in recent weeks.