Wahhabism in the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, Horn of Africa, East Africa and Sahel region Commentary and Analysis by Ambassador John Price The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Wahhabism and Oil Exports The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Arabian Peninsula, which borders on Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, [...]Read More
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, Horn of Africa, East Africa and Sahel region Commentary and Analysis by Ambassador John Price The Republic of Yemen: Al-Qaeda’s backyard The Republic of Yemen is divided into two principal Islamic religious factions, the Shia Zaydi sect in the north, and Sunni Shafi sect in the south. Before [...]Read More
The killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 has become a highly charged political issue in the 2012 presidential election. President Obama has taken the credit away from the “doers of the deed”, our military, who put their lives on the line. The Executive Order (ExOrd) to kill Osama bin Laden didn’t take “guts”, just [...]Read More
The 2012 election campaign has focused on the Executive Order (ExOrd) which was issued by President Obama to kill Osama bin Laden. In writing my book “When the White House Calls”, I reviewed a number of articles, books, media interviews and other source data on Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants. The data compiled [...]Read More
Note this recent State Department Announcement: “Counterterrorism: Establishment of the Bureau of Counterterrorism” State Department Announcement 01/04/2012 02:52 PM EST “Today the State Department is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bureau of Counterterrorism, fulfilling one of the key recommendations of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, which was concluded in December of 2010. [...]Read More
Please note these highlights from a recent AP story: “Somali militants gather, recruit at border town” By Jason Straziuso- Associated Press, Monday, January 2, 2012 “Militants from the insurgent group al-Shabab appeared to be gathering hundreds of fighters and attempting to recruit even more in villages outside a Somalia border town invaded by Ethiopian troops [...]Read More
I wish all of you a Happy Holiday Season.
Today I am launching my new website, at the dawn of another year filled with hope for peace around the world. I welcome your opinions and comments on the issues that will challenge our freedom.
As we close-out 2011, a very trying year, we embark with great expectations for 2012, an election year. Promises will be made and hopes for a better life will fill the air. Yet internationally, concerns will continue to heighten in the Middle East and Africa, as the Salafist movement marches on and gains strength. Some groups are associated with Salafi jihadists in their quest to create a worldwide caliphate, and govern according to religious law — Sharia.Read More
VIDEO: John Price was interviewed on Fox News Live on December 16, 2011. In this 5 minute video, former ambassador Price discusses how big the threat is from terrorism in East Africa and the Horn of Africa. He discusses addressing the problem by involving local governments there through diplomatic channels, versus further use of troops or intelligence operatives. Click here to watch the videoRead More