[...] Saudi Arabia does not consult the GCC, nor seek the approval of theUS and other key western states, when it pursues a mixture ofmilitary and hi-tech security solutions to its border security problems, nor when its senior princes patronise disparate Yemeni political,military and tribal players to contain direct threats and to try to shape future internal political scenarios. [...] the summitmeeting of the twomen that followed Ahmedinejad's trip to Lebanon was intended to cool growing tensions.
THEWORLDTODAY.ORG DECEMBER 2010 PAGE 24 SAUDI ARABIAN FOREIGN POLICY Neil Partrick, FREELANCE MIDDLE EAST CONSULTANT
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