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Saudi Arabia news and analysis from The Nation
April 18, 2017
Why We Can’t Afford to Send More Troops to the Middle East
Pursuing such policies would all but hand victory to ISIS and other extremist groups.
April 5, 2017
America’s Support for Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen Must End
Acting as a de facto co-belligerent in the conflict, we are lending aid and support to the ideological heirs of those who attacked us on September 11.
April 3, 2017
Trump’s Generals Are Considering a Wider War in Yemen
A humanitarian crisis already threatens to starve millions. Deeper US involvement in the civil war will only make it far worse.
February 3, 2017
The Trump Administration Is Recklessly Escalating Tensions With Iran
There could be dire consequences.
December 12, 2016
Under Obama, the United States Has Sold More Than $115 Billion in Weapons to Saudi Arabia
And that includes cluster bombs, an explosive that’s been outlawed by 119 countries.
December 7, 2016
With Mattis, Trump Adds Another Iran Hawk to His Cabinet
Trump’s promise to pursue an “America First” foreign policy may prove to be, like much else about the president-elect, just talk.
November 10, 2016
How Will Trump Reshape the Middle East?
If he follows through on his erratic statements, he could manage to alienate Russia, the Gulf monarchies, the EU, and Iran.
November 4, 2016
Why Is the United States Risking Involvement in Possible War Crimes? This Congressman Wants to Know.
Representative Ted Lieu is one of the few people in Washington asking tough questions about US involvement in Yemen.
October 31, 2016
Will the Reconquest of Mosul Lead to the Breakup of Iraq?
The Arab world is divided, often along sectarian lines, on what to expect.
October 31, 2016
The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended.
The left is profoundly divided over the conflict, but we should at least agree on a set of principles to end it.