Category: Saudi Arabia

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Medea Benjamin: Two years after Khashoggi’s murder, why is America still an accomplice to MBS’s crimes?

As long as U.S. leaders continue to coddle the Saudis, it’s difficult not to ask who is more evil—the maniacal Saudi crown prince responsible for Khashoggi’s murder and the slaughter of more than a hundred thousand Yemenis, or the mendacious Western governments and businesspeople who continue to support and profit from his crimes? 

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Juan Cole: Saudi Arabia, World’s Last Absolute Monarchy, Challenged by New Democratic Political Party

“There would be an end of everything,” Montesquieu said of absolute monarchy and the erasure of the separation of powers. That is what the Saudis have, and what Trump is working toward.

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Medea Benjamin: Saudi’s Brave Women Pull Back the Curtain on Crown Prince MBS

The bogus trial against Loujain al-Hathloul should compel governments around the world to put more pressure on the Saudis and demand al-Hathloul’s immediate and unconditional release

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Robert Fisk: The Saudi royal family should beware fighting among themselves

The kingdom was never the pool of tranquillity that its rulers have claimed – it’s history has been one of coup and counter-coup

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Robert Fisk: A year on from Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Saudi Arabia is lurching towards hysterical chaos

Sarah Aziza: Trump’s Veto on Yemen War

For his ongoing support, which includes billions in arms sales, Trump has expected cooperation from the Saudis on his own regional agenda, including in his efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict

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Juan Cole: Giving Saudis the Atom Bomb in Return for Billions

That people would try to destroy that deal on the one hand and slip Riyadh world-destroying secrets for personal enrichment boggles the mind

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Juan Cole: Saudi Arabia muscles Netflix

Netflix has been forced to pull Episode 2 of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” for Saudi viewers because it criticizes the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Mohammad H. Fadel: Why Saudi Arabia is waging a war on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar

The shocking willingness to attack Muslim-Americans and Arab-Americans and embrace American Islamophobia reveal a deeper and more depressing state of affairs between the Arab world and its expatriates

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Andrew J. Bacevich: Our Man in Riyadh

Abizaid of Arabia

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