U.S. To Boost Saudi Nuclear Power Development

perry saudi

by Thomas W. Lippman  Almost a decade has passed since President George W.  Bush promised that the United States would help Saudi Arabia develop commercial nuclear energy plants. When he visited Riyadh in May 2008, he pledged to sign a… Continue Reading  

Saudis Should Welcome A US Move Toward Iran

Abdullah-Obama-Saudia-Arabia

by Thomas W. Lippman Shortly after President Obama’s startling telephone conversation with Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, a Saudi Arabian journalist wrote that “The phone call between Obama and Rouhani shocked the Gulf states, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, and other countries.”  No matter… Continue Reading  

The Saudis Aren’t Going Anywhere

Obama-Abdullah-Saudi

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