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Saudi Arabia news and analysis from The Nation
July 25, 2017
Why Don’t Internationalists Care About Yemen?
Saudi-led airstrikes are creating hundreds of Guernicas a month in northern Yemen.
July 6, 2017
Trump and Saudi Arabia Against the World
This is a formula for disaster on a global scale.
June 28, 2017
Is the Saudi Boycott of Qatar Driving It into the Arms of Iran?
Saudi overreaching just might destroy the Gulf Cooperation Council—and strengthen Iran’s regional power.
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.
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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.
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.