Saudi Arabia

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Oil on troubled waters: the US-Saudi alliance is crumbling

May 13, 2020 11:18 pm

There’s been a change to Trump’s strategy in the Middle East

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Has Trump finally decided to dump Saudi?

May 8, 2020 5:29 am

Two US jet fighter squadrons have just left the region, and the US Navy presence in the Persian Gulf is also being wound down

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Could President Trump lose the oil war?

May 1, 2020 4:59 am

The current crisis could see the end of the petrodollar

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What is the US Navy doing in the Persian Gulf?

April 29, 2020 3:39 pm

American policy has become decoupled from American national interests

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Saudi Arabia may have won an oil truce — but a greater conflict now looms

April 14, 2020 9:54 am

Despite all the hype, oil prices rose only a few dollars on Monday, and even that rally has quickly fizzled out

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Coronavirus is a ticking time-bomb for the Middle East’s old guard

April 5, 2020 12:07 pm

Conflict won’t end and over-centralized states will struggle to reform

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Crude tactics: Russia and Saudi Arabia are at war over oil prices

March 13, 2020 1:52 pm

Their game of chicken has hit world markets almost as hard as coronavirus has

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Andy Khawaja: ‘the whistleblower’

February 24, 2020 9:50 am

Andy Khawaja is charged with campaign finance violations. He says there’s a bigger story

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Shaken Saudis hedge their bets on détente with Iran

January 28, 2020 11:11 am

Saudi Arabia is hitting the brakes on normalization with Israel

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Did MBS kompromat Boris?

January 23, 2020 10:56 am

When he was foreign secretary, Boris Johnson would regularly give out his number to world leaders

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Iran no longer alone

January 9, 2020 5:34 am

The American strategy of isolating and dividing Tehran has just been exploded

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Trump’s common-sense response to the Saudi shooter

December 10, 2019 9:22 am

The Saudi Arabia of today is not the Saudi Arabia of 2001

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Anthony Joshua and the brutality of Saudi Arabia

December 8, 2019 1:42 pm

It seems almost laughable now to hope seriously for sport to allow questions of morality to inform decisions about how best to make money

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Trump Tower Riyadh?

November 20, 2019 1:27 pm

Would the president break his promise not to do any foreign deals?

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‘Seven whistleblowers’

November 3, 2019 11:51 am

And a story that — if true — could be deadly for Jared Kushner

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The alliance between America and Saudi Arabia is over

September 26, 2019 9:31 am

We are witnessing the beginning of a new geopolitics in the Middle East

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The negotiator or Bolton Lite? Reading Robert C. O’Brien

September 19, 2019 1:49 pm

The new NSA’s Romney boosterism is particularly funny today

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Why I prefer cows to humans

September 19, 2019 11:24 am

The four-legged beasts are an improvement on the kind of tourists we’ve been getting of late

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How to stop drones

September 19, 2019 10:51 am

The Saudi oilfield attack is a portent of things to come

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Robert C. O’Brien, Trump’s good soldier

September 18, 2019 10:53 am

Trump replaces hawk with hawk at national security adviser

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Tulsi Gabbard, conservative crush

September 17, 2019 1:59 pm

She’s not playing hard-to-get

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How drones are dramatically changing warfare

September 15, 2019 11:00 am

Within a very few years, every vulnerable public building, sports stadium or city center will have to install some kind of drone defense

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The diplomacy of deference

July 25, 2019 12:14 am

Trump’s actions are constrained by what Saudi and Israeli leaders are willing to tolerate

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Pompeo summons up fresh Iran sanctions from the Gulf

June 24, 2019 1:04 pm

The secretary of state’s hasty trip to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi means another escalation in tensions between the Trump administration and Iran

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Kenneth Starr’s new group makes Saudi Arabia and UAE uncomfortable

June 22, 2019 11:31 am

The former independent counsel is zeroing in on a Saudi cabinet minister