Category Archives: Politics/Foreign correspondents

Don’t run, we are your friends – ‘How Saudi became a US ally’

The 1973 oil embargo was a major rough patch. For a year, the Saudis quit selling to the U.S. in retaliation for U.S. support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War. But the two countries made up, united in opposition … Continue reading

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Saudis working with al-Qaeda

The Saudi-backed coalition, which receives U.S. support, has been working alongside al-Qaeda militants as it fights the Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Associated Press reports. Why it matters: Fighting al-Qaeda has been a primary goal of the U.S. military in … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Isn’t Indispensable – Bloomberg

Indeed, any rational examination of MBS’s policies might lead both Israel and the Trump administration to conclude that, far from being crucial to the containment of Iran, Prince Mohammed has undermined that effort. The war in Yemen and the blockade … Continue reading

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Saudis Call for Amazon Boycott Over Anger at Washington Post – Bloomberg

Saudis who are angry at The Washington Post’s coverage of the kingdom in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder are calling for a boycott of Amazon.com Inc. because of its shared ownership by U.S. billionaire Jeff Bezos. “Boycott Amazon” was … Continue reading

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MbS Is the Next Saddam Hussein –

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is reportedly shocked over the backlash to his government’s killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. In a recent phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner, according to the Wall Street … Continue reading

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Trump, Populists and the Rise of Right-Wing Globalization

.. these zones would not be isolated but hyper-connected, nodes for the flow of finance and trade ruled not by democracy (which would cease to exist) but market power with disputes settled through private arbitration. No human rights would exist … Continue reading

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U.S. and Britain Seek Yemen Cease-Fire

The push comes as relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States have cooled in the month since Mr. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was killed in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate by a team of Saudi operatives. The operatives had … Continue reading

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