Saudi Arabia and Obama: Time to Reset Relations

by Emile Nakhleh President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia comes in the midst of a changing kingdom with a different outlook on its regional role and its relations with the United States. The US-Saudi relationship is becoming less “special,” which is… Continue Reading  

The New Normal in U.S.-Saudi Relations

by Perry Cammack and Richard Sokolsky Next week’s U.S.-GCC summit in Riyadh is the last opportunity for the Obama administration to recalibrate the U.S.-Saudi relationship. While officially a multilateral summit between the United States and the six Gulf monarchies, all eyes… Continue Reading  

Trump, Obama, and the Future of American Leadership

by John Feffer He wants to cut back on U.S. military commitments overseas. He calls the Iraq War “one of the worst decisions ever made in the history of our country.” He promises to make deals with America’s adversaries. He’s… Continue Reading  

Time for Maturity in the White House Attitude to Iran

by Peter Jenkins The article “The Obama Doctrine” in the April issue of The Atlantic lays bare a striking contrast in the White House’s attitude to two states that pose a challenge to US interests: Iran and China.

The Obama Doctrine?

by Robert E. Hunter As the Obama administration starts to wind down, it has become open season on the president and his record, especially in foreign policy. The literary potshots have even come from people who had been honored with… Continue Reading