Posts Tagged

Saudi Arabia

middle east

There is perhaps nothing a global class of calcified diplomatic professionals appreciates more than subtlety and nuance. Donald Trump's tour of the world’s three major...
Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia highlighted not only the U.S. alliance with the desert kingdom but also Saudi Arabia’s deplorable human rights record...
middle east

It’s one of the ironies of Middle Eastern studies and Western media that the Israel-Palestinian conflict tends to get outsize coverage in comparison to so...

If you want to know why so many people hate Congress, look at the way it has handled the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act...
Zarif

If you want a good laugh--or at least a contemptuous chortle--then read this op-ed that appeared in the New York Times today by Mohammad Javad Zarif,...
turkey

There are many adjectives that might aptly describe the Obama administration’s Syria policy, but “coherent” is not among them. The administration’s desperation to avoid involving...
Middle East peace

Something very odd has been happening in the Middle East and, as Sunday’s editorial in the New York Times illustrates, it has a lot of...

Nowhere has Iran made greater strides in indigenous military technology than with unmanned aerial vehicles. It flew its first UAV, a crude surveillance drone, over...
Russia

The harassment of American diplomats outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow is making headline news.  Here, for example, is the Bloomberg report: Russian television broadcast footage...
Kosovo

Years ago, one of the arguments I made in favor of Bill Clinton's intervention in Kosovo was that, if the U.S. hadn't acted, Islamist groups...
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman represents a new generation. He might not be a reformer in the Western sense of the word, but...
saudi arabia

Over the past week, two big things have happened on the terrorism front. First, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that victims of several Iranian-sponsored terrorist...