Angering all of the West’s most powerful investors at once is an unmitigated disaster for the House of Saud
One Davos was almost certainly one too many. But the multiplication of forums for the global elite is getting out of hand
How can politically correct universities take money from Mohammed bin Salman?
Can the Turkish-US alliance survive Turkey’s play for regional dominance?
It would be surprising if Trump’s Middle East policy is determined by the murder of a Muslim Brotherhood activist who happened to write an occasional column for the Washington Post
Saudi trolls have been active in casting aspersions on Khashoggi, no doubt. But does that mean Khashoggi was nothing but a cuddly liberal? Clearly not
Killing the journalist was utterly unjustified. But there are aspects of the columnist’s past that merit probing
It’s a murky business. But the President can again prove his diplomatic skill
Are Erdogan’s efforts to apprehend members of the Gulenist movement really so different from what the Saudis are alleged to have done?
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has piled pressure on Vince McMahon
The dissident’s fate says a lot about Saudi Arabia and the rise of the mobster state
American sanctions are forcing companies worldwide to choose between Iran and the US
Unlike their liberal cousins in America, Jews in Israel much prefer the Donald to his predecessor
The President recognises the political utility of pretending he has instituted a hard philosophical break from prior administrations
There are ominous signs that the regime is planning a chemical attack
Another foreign policy item bites the dust
The two share an uncanny ability to connect on almost a metaphysical level with the fears and resentments of their voters.
He tweets about millionaire American athletes while Tehran burns.
Yasmeena Ali fled the Taliban as a child — now she’s an adult film star.
Post-Vietnam, the US has acted militarily like the proverbial school-yard bully, picking fights only with the weaklings who can’t fight back.
The diary of the former British Foreign Secretary.
The president who campaigned on extricating Washington from wars in the Middle East seems intent on starting a fresh one.
If we learned anything from the so-called Arab Spring, it’s that the victors in that part of the world are never the pro-Western ones we bet on.
Italy’s caretaker government has refused to allow crucial bases to be used for intervention let alone Italy’s armed forces. The…