Senate Vote Fails to Block U.S. Munitions Sales to Saudi Arabia

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by Giulia McDonnell Nieto Del Rio In a remarkably close vote Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Senate rejected an effort by human rights and faith groups to block a major arms sale to Saudi Arabia, whose military campaign in Yemen has brought… Continue Reading  

A Call to End U.S. Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

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by Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio A coalition of activists and U.S. lawmakers alarmed about Saudi Arabia’s punishing war in Yemen is trying to block the Trump administration’s pending $510 million weapons sale to Riyadh. The coalition is backing a… Continue Reading  

Trump Wins, Middle East Loses

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by Mitchell Plitnick Donald Trump’s first trip abroad seems to have been a successful one for him. Although controversies continue to rage at home, he seems to be accomplishing what he set out to do, at least in Saudi Arabia… Continue Reading  

Why Is the United States Still Backing Saudi Arabia in Yemen?

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by William D. Hartung This month’s White House visit by Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) underscores the growing influence of the Saudi defense minister, who is the driving force behind the kingdom’s catastrophic war in Yemen. The Obama administration… Continue Reading  

Putting Out the Syrian Fire

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by Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer As war between President Bashar al-Assad and various rebel forces raged across Syria, as the Obama administration and the CIA armed rebel factions of their liking while continuing an air campaign against the militants… Continue Reading