Trump’s Blank Check Diplomacy is Remaking the U.S.-Saudi Relationship
The U.S. president is keen to sweep any discussion of the kingdom's involvement in Jamal Khashoggi’s killing under the rug, raising big questions about his foreign policy.
How to Get Away With Murder (Saudi Edition)
A primer on Riyadh’s denials, excuses, rationalizations, spin, and other acts of sophistry about the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
The Saudis Are Killing America’s Middle East Policy
Mohammad bin Salman isn’t just ruining his own reputation—he’s spoiling Washington’s policies across the region.
Can the U.S. Make Oil Sanctions on Iran Work?
Given pushback from friends and foes, Trump’s goal of zero Iranian exports is still far off.
Jamal Khashoggi Had Skin in the Game. The Crown Prince’s Cheerleaders Didn’t.
Too often, Westerners treat courageous local experts like pawns in a political game. The journalist’s murder should serve as a reminder that, for some, writing an op-ed is a deadly risk.
The Kingdom’s Hackers and Bots
Saudi Arabia is using cutting-edge technology to track dissidents and stifle dissent.
‘They Took Them Quietly. All of Them Are in Jail Today.’
On the podcast: A woman who challenged the Saudi regime by getting behind the wheel of a car speaks out.
Many in Washington Are Not Assuaged by Saudi Admission in Khashoggi Death
Kingdom says Saudi journalist was killed in a fistfight.
Khashoggi’s Death Is Highlighting the Ottoman-Saudi Islamic Rift
The journalist’s suspected murder, and its aftermath, was the latest battle of a 300-year war over Sunni Islam.
Will the Saudis’ Khashoggi Confession Get Them Off the Hook?
By claiming they were only trying to abduct the journalist, they’re hoping to draw a moral equivalence with U.S. renditions.
Saudi Oil Threat in Khashoggi Disappearance Seen as a Bluff
Trump lowers the rhetoric, sends Pompeo to Riyadh.
This Is America’s Middle East Strategy on Steroids
Donald Trump isn’t just maintaining an alliance with Saudi Arabia—he’s choosing it over the rest of the world.
Washington Blame Game Ensues as Ambassador Posts Sit Empty
The disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi spotlights a staffing problem.
The Investigators Trump Says Are in Turkey Don’t Seem to Be There
Under pressure to act, the president appears to get out ahead of his team on the Khashoggi probe.
The U.S.-Saudi Relationship: Too Faustian to Fail?
Trump’s in too deep with Mohammed bin Salman to make a stink about Jamal Khashoggi.
Starvation and Child Soldiers: On the Ground in Yemen
International Rescue Committee chief sees the devastation firsthand and calls on the United States to end support for the Saudi-led coalition.
Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Is Even Stranger Than It Seems
The Saudi journalist is presumed dead, but we may never know what happened to him.
Mohammad bin Salman Is Scared of Saudi Expats
The crown prince will stop at nothing to silence his growing number of critics, regardless of where they live.
Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Is a Slap in the Face to the United States
Washington should explore retaliatory measures that impose real costs on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Jeremy Corbyn Has a Soft Spot for Extremists
The British Labour leader misses no opportunity to condemn the West, but he’s full of praise for violent revolutionaries.