Murder and Murderers

by Lawrence Wilkerson Last week, Human Rights First and others hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill aimed at keeping the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist and Virginia resident Jamal Khashoggi in the forefront of Americans’ thoughts as the… Continue Reading  

Hints of Gulf Rapprochement: Iranian Tactics May Be Paying Off

by James M. Dorsey Fears of a potential military conflict with Iran may have opened the door to a Saudi-Iranian dialogue against the backdrop of a rethink of US military logistics, involving at least a gradual partial relocation to the… Continue Reading  

Challenging Western Media Narratives about Khashoggi

by Giorgio Cafiero The grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi a year ago today caused severe—and perhaps irreversible—damage to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS)’s reputation in the United States. No longer is the Crown Prince making trips to Washington, Wall… Continue Reading  

To End the War in Yemen, Saudi Arabia Must Put Aside Hubris and Revive Tribal Patronage

by Nicolas Dunais  Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen, recently published an op-ed in the New York Times, rightfully calling for an end to the Yemen war before it expands into a broader regional conflagration. The guidelines he… Continue Reading  

Russia Exploits the Saudi-UAE Divergence

by Samuel Ramani In mid-October, Russian President Vladimir Putin will make his first visit to Saudi Arabia since 2007. Putin’s trip underscores Russia’s emergence as a major geopolitical stakeholder on the Arabian Peninsula and gives Moscow an opportunity to cement… Continue Reading