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Saudi Arabia news and analysis from The Nation
December 18, 2022
The Big Winners of the 2022 World Cup? Qatar and Despots the World Over (and Messi)
Even “sportswashing” that costs over $200 billion appears to be money well spent.
November 23, 2022
US Arms Dealing Is Out of Control
What will it take to rein in Washington’s arms-sales addiction?
William D. Hartung
November 15, 2022
It’s Time to Cut Off Arms Sales to the Saudi Regime
The Biden administration promised there would be “consequences” for Saudi Arabia’s recent actions.
William D. Hartung
October 28, 2022
Biden’s Embarrassing Saudi Failure
The latest diplomatic fiasco underlines America’s continuing vulnerability to interference from oil-rich autocracies.
September 13, 2022
Everybody Has a Price: Ari Fleischer, the LIV Golf Tour, and the House of Saud
The launch of Saudi Arabia’s LIV golf tour was a public relations disaster. So the Saudis hired someone with firsthand knowledge of PR disasters: Ari Fleischer.
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August 25, 2022
Golf’s Sportswashing of Saudi Arabia
Not since the 1936 Berlin Olympics was used to cosmeticize Nazi Germany’s atrocities have sports and an otherwise despised government collaborated so blatantly.
July 20, 2022
Biden’s Unkind, Rewind Approach to the Middle East
Instead of being an “inflection point,” the president’s trip made it clear that nothing will change.
Andrew J. Bacevich
June 15, 2022
Golfers Gonna Golf
Phil Mickelson’s embrace of Saudi cash is an indictment of both himself and the PGA Tour he flees.
February 7, 2022
Why We Intend to Pass a New Yemen War Powers Resolution
Ending unconstitutional US involvement in the war.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal
Rep. Peter DeFazio
September 21, 2021
Progressive Democrats Fight to Limit Defense Spending
The House is poised to pass a military budget this week that’s even bigger than President Joe Biden requested, but left-leaning lawmakers are putting up a fight.