Skip to content
State and Local Elections
Send Us a Confidential Tip
If you are a current Subscriber and are unable to log in, you may have to create a NEW username and password. To do so,
and use the “NEW USER” sign-up option.
Forgot Your Password?
If you are not a Subscriber,
Saudi Arabia news and analysis from The Nation
June 20, 2017
Trump Is Playing Into the Hands of the Saudi Regime
Shortsighted and impressionable, our president is proving surprisingly easy to manipulate.
William D. Hartung
June 14, 2017
Rand Paul and Most Senate Democrats Almost Blocked Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal
Unfortunately, a handful of Democrats sided with the administration and against efforts to end Saudi atrocities in Yemen.
June 9, 2017
How Trump Is Inflaming the Middle East’s Proxy Wars
He has emboldened a recklessly aggressive Saudi government, which is now destroying Yemen, imposing a blockade on Qatar—and could even stumble into war with Iran.
June 8, 2017
ISIL Hits Tehran; Trump Blames Victim, Iran Hard-Liners Blame Saudis
ISIL uses terror to set people against one another, so by that standard, its attack on Iran may be more successful than the ones in Britain.
June 1, 2017
Will America Once Again Undermine Iran’s Pro-Democracy Movement?
Reformists won big in the recent elections, but Trump favors confrontation, which helps Iranian hard-liners.
Donate now to support The Nation's fearless, independent journalism.
May 30, 2017
Don’t Fall for the Washington War Hawks’ Iranophobia
Their demands for war and regime change should be ignored.
May 23, 2017
Wilbur Ross Is a Disgrace to Himself and His Country
The secretary of commerce is promoting an utter fantasy about authoritarian Saudi Arabia.
May 23, 2017
Our Embarrassment in Chief’s International Trip Is No Laughing Matter
Let’s not grade a guy holding the nuclear codes on a curve.
May 22, 2017
What Explains Trump’s Sharp About-Face on Saudi Arabia?
It has more than a little to do with the power of the Saudi lobby—as well as the administration’s deep hostility toward Iran.
May 9, 2017
There Is Growing Bipartisan Opposition to Trump’s Unauthorized Military Actions
Members of Congress are warning the administration that it must consult Congress before lending US support to “a potentially catastrophic” military action in Yemen.