The United Arab Emirates, the Saudis’ closest partner, and its Washington agents are offering authoritarians a road map to preserving impunity and ties to the West.
The Ritz-Carlton is "among the most majestic five-star hotels in Saudi Arabia."
Prince Mohammed bin Salman replaced Prince Mohammed bin Nayef in the role.
He began in Saudi Arabia with a sword dance and a glowing orb.
A: Yes, but also for a different reason no less important: Much the way that in the United States the path toward politics
With its latest strike the Saudis lost more than public respect. The dead included a number of influential tribal leaders
But where Hollande and various Americans agree in diagnosing the problem, France and much of Western Europe respond to it
Despite expressing doubts about America's relationship with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama recently flew to Riyadh. Yet again he sought to "reassure" the Saudi royals about U.S. support. In fact, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia raises the question: What are allies for? If the president wants to leave his mark on American foreign policy, he should put distance between America and its most counterproductive partners. Riyadh would be a good place to start. After all, he rightly criticized the Kingdom as among the many "free riders" on U.S. security guarantees. Washington and Saudi Arabia should move to a more normal relationship. There no longer need be the pretense of intimate political friendship.
In a chaotic and anarchic world where authoritarian powers like Russia, China, Iran and possibly Turkey are on the rise, we cannot be picky in choosing our allies. Indeed, historically, democratic states have repeatedly benefitted from allying with more authoritarian states.
President Barrack Obama's visit to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit this week should have been more than just another bland photo-op that it was in much of the Arab press, including, tellingly, the lack of live coverage on Saudi state television.
I discuss US-Saudi relations as President Barrack Obama visits Riyadh for the GCC summit.
President Barack Obama will not bring a new US policy with him to the summit with the Gulf nations next week in Riyadh, a
Newborn infants starve to death within a few months. The U.N. estimates that four-fifths of the population is in need of