Mohammed bin Salman: Too Big to Fail

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by Thomas W. Lippman A month after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, an international consensus is emerging about how to respond: deplore the crime, demand justice, but don’t cut ties with the kingdom.… Continue Reading  

For Neocon Megadonor Paul Singer, Israel Trumps Gay Rights

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by Ali Gharib and Eli Clifton If you had to narrow down Republican megadonor Paul Singer’s three main causes, the list would probably look like this: deregulating the market, pushing a hawkish outlook on the Middle East, and, surprisingly for… Continue Reading  

Poll: Evangelical Republicans are Bibi’s Biggest American Fans

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by Derek Davison and Jim Lobe Despite his renewed courtship of Democrats (including an embarrassingly eager-to-please Center for American Progress), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has widened the increasingly striking partisan divide over his popularity in the United States. However,… Continue Reading  

The American Right’s Holy War in Egypt

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by Daniel Luban For the last few weeks, Lobelog has been noting the continued disagreements among US neoconservatives over how to respond to the military coup in Egypt, with a few prominent neocons such as Robert Kagan denouncing it while many… Continue Reading