Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Saudi Arabia made a splash when it announced the formation of a 34-country “Islamic” alliance against terrorism in December — and followed it up with a massive military exercise that ended last week. The mainly Sunni Muslim coalition — which includes regional power and NATO-member Turkey, the region’s most populous state in Egypt, and nuclear-armed Pakistan — appears formidable. But Riyadh’s “Islamic Military Alliance” is missing Muslim powerhouses Indonesia and Iran, and questions remain about the makeup and motives of the coalition. Afghanistan and Indonesia have both been invited to join the alliance but have not yet accepted. Ten other countries have been invited to join the alliance but have been dragging their feet. Click here to read more (external link).