Gillard in DC – upping the defense3.Has to have trade with China, but maintain US love: will have to straddle this line carefully in the future … what would Aussies do if US and China scrap? China and Japan? (both big importers, and strategic partners in other ways0a.Australia and Japan drew a defense pack1.Shifting Saudi Sandsa.Prince Salman; purge of princes; i.missiles fired from Shia Houthi rebels from Yemen, Saudi Arabia (declaration of war from Iran to Saudi)b.Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salmani.CROWN PRINCE: NEXT IN LINE for the throne in Saudi Arabiaii.King Salman is the current King; whenever you see bin, it means soniii.First deputy prime minister; only 32 years old and the minister of defense (the youngest in the world)iv.President of the Council for economic and development affairs for Saudiv.2 ½ - 3 years as crowned princevi.He’s going to change everything; encouraged Prime Minister Harare to resignc.Arab world v. Persian worldi.Based on ethnic differences/ cultural differences
1.Sunni Islam – dominates most of the world (Saudi Arabia and Egypt)2.Shia Islam – 10% globally mostly in Iranii.Different types of government structure1.Iran changed to theocracya.True previvor of the Islamic government2.Saudi doesn’t like Iran exporting their ideas, they are a threat to their governmentiii.The Shia Cresent1.Iraq is mostly Shia2.Syria is also Shia3.Hezbolia is a Shia power of Lebanon4.Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen – on a brink to a civil war b/w Shia rebels whih are supported by Iran and the Arab Suni gov that is supported and recognized by Saudid.Saudi has bought 100s of millions of weapons from the USi.Initiated war with Yemen in 2015ii.Killed at least 10,000 people in Yemen1.Released threat of dying from famine and choleraiii.When they bombed Saudi, Saudi bombed back and closed all the ports to Yemen and international aid groups like the UN iv.Crown Prince initiated a diplomatic campaign to isolate Qatar1.Qatar is too friendly with Iranv.Prime Minister Harare quit because the Hezbollah group was too powerfuland is backed by Iran and Lebanone.Denounced the evil hand of iran : declaration of war by Iranf.Remodel the conservative country into a modern statei.Aramco: national Saudi oil company1.Sell part of shares to private industrys (5-10% = 100Billion)ii.Midnight purge of princes1.Clean up corruption2.Save citizens more moneya.Aka sea changeiii.Moving away from the ultra conservative Wahhabist doctrine1.Dominated Saudi politics for decades since it became an independent state after WW12.Eastern Saudi; ban gender mixing, movies, alcholiv.Vision 2030 – move away from dominance on oil sales1.Diversify the economy2.Encourage entrepreneurship and foreign investmenta.Pull more women into the work force – 30%v.NEOM a planned 10,000 sq mile economic zone from Jordan all the way down to Egypt1.Place of government funding of foreign investmentCorse Hero YouTube Lecture
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