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Analysis: Saudi Arabia - A close customer (part 1 - land)

14th December 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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With Saudi Arabia engaged in military action in the Yemen, the kingdom is taking an active part in the wider Middle East conflict between Sunni and Shi'ite regimes that are fighting it out for dominance in the region. As the fighting gets ugly and atrocities are committed, questions are raised about the role of the West.

Although just a bit-part player with its own limited intervention, the West still has a significant role in supporting the military capabilities of the Middle East regimes, in particular Saudi Arabia.

Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at the Washington DC-based Brookings Institute said that

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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