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  

Gulf Lobbyist Fails to Disclose Ties to Qatar in Media Appearances

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by Eli Clifton On Monday, MapLight’s Andrew Perez published an excellent investigation into Ed Rogers’ advocacy against the Iran nuclear agreement while working as an undisclosed lobbyist for Saud Arabia. Rogers’ behavior is particularly troubling since he registered as a… Continue Reading  

Washington’s Multi-Million-Dollar Saudi PR Machine

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by Eli Clifton Public image isn’t something one can always control, but Saudi Arabia is spending millions of dollars on Washington lobbyists and PR firms to improve the Kingdom’s reputation in the West. The execution of Shiite leader Sheik Nimr… Continue Reading  

Should AEI Be Required to Register as a Foreign Agent?

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by Jim Lobe For Taiwan that is. Our alumnus, Eli Clifton, makes a pretty good case below in his piece this week for The Nation, which we reprint with permission of the magazine. Two quick points about the article: