The Jamal Khashoggi Affair Part 2: Congress Responding to President Trump

Introduction Even President Trump’s own party found his statement confounding yesterday, in which he made a series of disputed claims regarding Saudi Arabia and the…

The Jamal Khashoggi Affair: A Rare Glimpse of a United Congress

Introduction To say that Washington D.C. and the United States as a whole are divided on political and partisan lines does not seem to properly…

The Strange Case of the Dissident Saudi Journalist Who Disappeared

Jamal Khashoggi was under no illusion about what would happen to him if he returned to Saudi Arabia. In a piece last year in The Washington Post about a…

Saudi Arabia will Quietly Add Extra Oil to the Market to Offset a Drop in Iranian Production

Saudi Arabia will quietly add extra oil to the market over the next couple of months to offset a drop in Iranian production but is worried…

In Response to Trump, Saudis Ramp Up Oil Exports Into the U.S.

Saudi Arabia has markedly increased oil exports to America, a sign OPEC’s leading…

Saudi-led Coalition Condemns U.N. Rights Report on Yemen

The coalition of Arab states fighting against Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis…

South Africa Walks Fine Line Between Feuding GCC Nations

Citing the legendary influence of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela…

Saudi Arabia is Stumbling in Its Efforts to Build a Global Financial Center

While it’s working hard to diversify and modernize its economy, Saudi…

Unexpected Diplomatic Crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada over Human Rights Issues

On Monday Saudi Arabia abruptly announced a freeze of all trade and economic…

AQAP Exploits Social Tensions In a Changing Saudi Arabia

On May 31, 2018, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a regional Al-Qaeda…

United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia Find Agreement on Oil Policy

It is unusual for the United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia to see eye-to-eye, much less try to achieve common energy policy goals, even indirectly….

Saudi Arabia Denies Macron’s Charge it Held Lebanese PM Captive

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry denied French President Emmanuel Macron’s…