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Global Macro Scoreboard: Iran-Saudi Rivalry, Bitcoin, Oil Markets

Global online audiences were drawn to the Iran-Saudi Rivalry, as the Kingdom targets Hezbollah; Bitcoin, which had a roller-coaster week; Oil Markets, affected by uncertainty in Saudi Arabia and Venezuela; the Qatar Blockade, as another Tehran-Riyadh flashpoint; and the North Korea Crisis, which has devolved to name-calling.

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Leaders1.) The Iran-Saudi Rivalry accounted for the greatest share of increased online attention this week. After apparently coercing the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saa...

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Hot Signals: Saudi Arabia; Isreal

This week's geopolitical insight: In Saudi Arabia, our signals detected anomalous attention to key figures in advance of their arrest in yesterday's sudden purge. And our predictive models indicate the risk of a terrorist incident in Israel is high.

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SAUDI ARABIA | Yesterday, Saudi Arabia announced the arrest of dozens of prominent figures, including state ministers, wealthy businessmen, and royal princes. The government cited ...

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After Hajj, Iran-Saudi Rivalry Back On

Despite a successful Hajj that some hoped could trigger a rapprochement, regional animosity appears to have resumed.

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Some have speculated the successful participation of Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Hajj could mark the start of a rapprochement between the two regional enemies. In early Septemb...

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Qatar the Outcast

What impact will the ostracization of Qatar have on the broader power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

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ON MAY 14, Predata observed that, while the war of words between Tehran and Riyadh had been heating up, the reaction of Persian-language and Arabic-language audiences to this incre...

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