King Abdullah’s Mixed Legacy


by Thomas Lippman  King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who died early Friday morning at the age of 90 or 91, left a very mixed legacy – stability, prosperity, and widespread popularity at home, but war and crisis all… Continue Reading  

The Saudis Aren’t Going Anywhere


by Thomas W. Lippman Whenever a Saudi Arabian king or senior prince publicly criticizes U.S. policy, they inevitably touch off speculation about how the Saudis may be rethinking their security alliance with the United States. The Saudis have lost confidence… Continue Reading