Who’s Afraid of Saudi Nukes?
Riyadh’s reckless behavior foments widespread mistrust of its plans to buy nuclear reactors.
The Secret Lives of Arab Princesses
Most women in the Arab world are disadvantaged—and the most privileged women often have it worst of all.
The U.S. Has Wasted Billions of Dollars on Failed Arab Armies
Military cooperation with Middle East allies can work—if Washington rethinks its premises.
The Other Magic Kingdom
Saudi Arabia is making a very risky bet that it can become an international tourist destination.
Defenders of Human Rights Are Making a Comeback
With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories.
Don’t Blame Everything on Erdogan
The Turkish government doesn’t have a soft spot for the Islamic State, and Ankara stands to lose more than anyone if the terrorist group makes a comeback.
Getting Away With Murder
Why the campaign to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing is losing steam.
The Year That Washington Finally Cared About Yemen
Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on Yemen.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2019
As U.S. leadership fades, authoritarian leaders are competing to see how much they can get away with.
Reckless in Riyadh
Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on U.S.-Saudi relations and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
U.S., Turkey Take Key Step Toward Patriot Missile Deal
The agreement could remove irritant in relations between NATO and Ankara.
Neither U.S. Senators nor Trump’s Team Is Lying About Khashoggi’s Killing
But the White House’s spin tactics are not doing it any favors.
Is Yemen’s Torment Finally Ending?
The latest cease-fire raises hopes, but officials fear war could break out again.
Neither Side Gets the Khashoggi Debate Right
The tribalism infecting U.S. domestic politics has unfortunately crept deep into the foreign-policy discourse.
Saudi Arabia Declares War on America’s Muslim Congresswomen
Gulf Arab monarchies are using racism, bigotry, and fake news to denounce Washington's newest history-making politicians.
Are Putin and Mohammed bin Salman Getting Ready for Another High-Five?
This week’s OPEC meeting could cement closer cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Trump’s Push to Boost Lethal Drone Exports Reaps Few Rewards
Sources say the U.S. Defense Department is stubbornly resisting the new rules.
U.N. Body Declares Famine Conditions in Parts of Yemen
World Food Program report expected to further erode support in Washington for Saudi bombings in Yemen.
White House Digs Itself in Deeper on Khashoggi
CIA briefing only hardens senators’ view that Mohammed bin Salman was behind the journalist’s killing.