Trump Runs PR for the Saudis But Congress Can Shut Him Down

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by Kate Kizer Last week’s absurd statement from the White House was supposed to resolve any lingering questions about Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi’s murder by the Saudi government. Instead, the statement only made clear that Donald Trump will do… Continue Reading  

The Saudi Lobby Juggernaut

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by Ben Freeman It was May 2017. The Saudis were growing increasingly nervous. For more than two years they had been relying heavily on U.S. military support and bombs to defeat Houthi rebels in Yemen. Now, the Senate was considering… Continue Reading  

The Impact of Money in Politics on National Security

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by David Isenberg Polling shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans, regardless of political orientation, agree that money has too much power in American politics. However, many don’t understand how that power affects U.S. national security. In many ways, the… Continue Reading  

The US-Israel MOU: Obama’s Legacy?

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by Zaha Hassan President Obama recently pushed through a measure to advance the cause of Israel-Palestine peace. It will likely be his most enduring legacy. And virtually everyone missed it. Hidden between the dollar signs of the record-breaking memorandum of… Continue Reading  

Congressional Research Service Expert and Gulf Lobbyist Headline MEK Event

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by Eli Clifton By outward appearances, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), the ex-terrorist Iranian opposition group hell-bent on regime change, appears to be losing their influence in the media. The group’s allegations about Iran’s nuclear program are met with increased skepticism… Continue Reading