The always complicated and intrigue-filled power struggles between the Gulf states and their neighbors have lately taken on a form of open pressure and manipulation, as applied to other states' internal politics. 
On June 16, 2016, British Member of Parliament Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist yelling ‘This is for Britain’ and ‘Britain First.’
For many decades, the U.S. has consistently used military power as its preferred means for resolving geopolitical challenges; either directly, through the use of military force, or indirectly, using pressure, proxies, and arms sales.
Despite having an essentially blank check from the White House when it comes to Iran, Saudi Arabia has not only failed to counter Tehran’s influence in the Middle East but has actually enhanced it. 
For several years now, Egypt has been struggling to counter an escalating challenge from terrorist groups active in several parts of the country.