The Democrats Push Back on Yemen

by Giorgio Cafiero and Andreas Paraskevopoulos Washington’s support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has been controversial, to say the least. Largely that is because the war has created the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster. It has left Yemen’s population… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia and the Nuclear Temptation

by Thomas W. Lippman Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and defense minister, Mohammed bin Salman, seems to have gotten what he wanted from his long glad-handing tour through the United States and several European capitals. He met President Trump and brand-name business… Continue Reading  

U.S. To Boost Saudi Nuclear Power Development

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  

The Erosion of West-Saudi Relations

by Eldar Mamedov On December 14, the European Parliament adopted a report on the E.U.’s common foreign and security policy, which expresses the assembly’s views on key issues in the E.U.’s external relations. Among other positions, the E.P. condemned the… Continue Reading  

The U.S. and the Gulf: A Failure to Communicate

by Thomas W. Lippman It was like a movie in which different characters see the same events in completely different ways. At one of those Washington think-tank panel discussions the other day, senior U.S. national security and military officials insisted… Continue Reading