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Saudi Arabia news and analysis from The Nation
May 27, 2021
Biden’s Pledge to Rein In Arms Deals Is Already Eroding
Backed by the weapons industry, Trump secured massive arms sales with Israel and elsewhere in the Middle East. Will Biden be different?
William D. Hartung
May 5, 2021
The Biden State Department Nominee Who Worked for Saudi Arabia and Big Oil
Financial disclosure forms reveal that one of the president’s nominees, Jose Fernandez, worked for Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and fossil fuel companies, including Chevron.
April 21, 2021
The Saudi Lobby Moves From K Street to Main Street
By enlisting community members across the US to peddle the best version of the Kingdom, the Saudi lobby has given its brand an American-as-apple-pie shine.
April 13, 2021
Progressives Call for Action on the Yemen Blockade
Nearly 80 congressional Democrats have called on the Biden administration to increase pressure on Saudi Arabia to lift the blockade immediately.
March 12, 2021
Biden’s Foreign Policy Is Clinging to an Irrelevant Past
It’s past time to give the narratives of the 20th century a decent burial. Doing so may be a precondition for our very survival.
Andrew J. Bacevich
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February 10, 2021
The Suffering Underclass of War-Torn Yemen
“I feel the pain of my homeland as they do,” he said. “There’s no difference between us and them. Our only difference is the color of our skin.”
June 10, 2020
Why Washington Keeps Lobbying for War in the Middle East
Saudi, Qatari, and Emirati lobbyists continue to jockey for power with near-endless streams of capital.
January 24, 2020
Impeachment Shouldn’t Overshadow Saudi Scandals
Mohammed bin Salman is out of control and has Trump’s protection. Democrats should ask why.
November 13, 2019
Governments Abroad Are Shaping Our Foreign Policy in Broad Daylight
Countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been influencing Washington through lobbyists, think tanks, journalists, and academia—and it’s all perfectly legal.
October 4, 2019
Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Shook Everyone—Except Trump
For Trump, outrage over the slaying of the journalist was just the cost of doing business with Saudi Arabia.