In turning a blind eye to the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Trump has paradoxically pursued not an America first policy as he maintains, but one that puts Saudi interests first.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently taken a significant step in its nuclear research and development program that at the same time illuminates Riyadh’s best route for demonstrating transparency in nuclear safeguards.
Saudi Arabia has the means to do more in Syria in order to advance its interests there.
Why has Turkey responded to the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi so vocally?
Martin Chulov of the Guardian discusses the broader impact of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
Under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia has pursued policies that have undermined both U.S. interests and values.
As the Khashoggi affair will likely show, accountability is never a problem for Arab leaders.
Khashoggi’s murder has elicited that rarest of reactions in contemporary U.S. politics: bipartisan consensus.
If Khashoggi’s killing is to have any lasting meaning and impact, it should offer up both a moment of clarity and a warning to the Trump administration to restore reciprocity and balance to a relationship that’s now out of control.
Mohammed bin Salman will weather the Khashoggi murder, his tightening grip over Saudi security explains why.