Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran over Iranian reaction to the Saudis executing a popular Shi'a cleric. We'll talk about Saudi executions with Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch and we'll talk about the diplomatic row with Gulf States scholar, Joe Kechichian. We'll also talk about United Nation plans for major reforms in 2016 with Barbara Crossette of The Nation.
Not unlike in Libya, the monarchy in Bahrain has cracked down on protestors with foreign fighters. King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa has invited in troops from Saudi Arabia and imposed three months of martial law.