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Saudi Arabia, Vigilante Justice, and The Law of the Jungle

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Mohammed Fairouz

Beyond adding further tension to an important alliance, the U.S. Senate's passage of a bill that would allow private citizens to expose Saudi Arabia to 9/11 legal claims will impact how international law is practiced, with serious ramifications for the United States.

Why ISIS Should Be Called 'Fahish,' or 'Obscene'

Turki al-Faisal | Posted 06.27.2015 | Home
Turki al-Faisal

The truth is that the group that attempts to impress the world with the name "Islamic State" is neither Islamic nor a state. The global community would do better to look at this organization and call it by a name that refutes its lies and exposes its true nature.

What Andalusia Can Teach Us Today About Muslims and Non-Muslims Living Together

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 06.17.2015 | Home
Akbar Ahmed

Andalusia at its height shows us clearly that associating a group like ISIS with Islam and calling its leader a "caliph" is a travesty. And there is no lesson greater for everyone than to recall that there was a time, however brief, when people of different cultures and faiths lived together, worked together and prospered together.

The Weak Argument for a Saudi-Israeli Bedfellowship

Mohammed Khalid Alyahya | Posted 09.28.2014 | Home
Mohammed Khalid Alyahya

It is ludicrous to refer to just any interaction between Saudis and Israelis as an "alliance" between the two states and painfully erroneous to suggest that Israel's onslaught on Gaza came with Saudi acceptance, let alone support.

Attack on Gaza by Saudi Royal Appointment

David Hearst | Posted 09.19.2014 | Home
David Hearst

There are many hands behind the Israeli army's onslaught on Gaza. America is not unhappy that Hamas is getting such a beating.

A Small Step in Germany

Scott Malcomson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Home
Scott Malcomson

Germany is left as the major power of Europe itself, and to the degree that Europe projects power it will do so under significant German influence. But how, and toward what end?

When Frenemies Get Angry with America: Tell the Saudi Royals to Pound Sand

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Doug Bandow

Secretary of State John Kerry has attempted to pacify the angry royals. Instead, the Obama administration should tell America's foreign "friends" that Washington acts in the interests of the American people, not corrupt dictators.

The Kingdom -- and Washington -- at Sea

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home
Michael Brenner

Circumstantial evidence suggests that the Obama people have no comprehensive strategy. Instead, our policies bounce around like a pin-ball that is impelled by one of our four preoccupations: Israel, Iran, 'the war on terror' and oil.

Stop Patronizing the Palestinians

Norm Kurz | Posted 08.17.2011 | Home
Norm Kurz

The only way forward is for Israelis and Palestinians to finally conclude that neither side is going away.

Prince Turki And Ayalon's Handshake Downplayed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Both Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki Al Faisal and Israeli Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon have downplayed the importance of a handshake between them - alth...

US-Saudi Relations in a World Without Equilibrium

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

On Monday, 27 April, I will be co-chairing a major national policy forum on US-Saudi economic and strategic perspectives on the Middle East and global...

Al-Arabiya's Game Changing Interview with Barack Obama: A New Punctuation Point in US Foreign Policy

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama's interview has provided a new punctuation point in American foreign policy, and it is not "continuous" foreign policy at all. This is a new game and a very impressive new leader.