Is the United Arab Emirates Really Our Friend?

Mike Pompeo meets with Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (State Department via Flickr)

by William D. Hartung Unlike Saudi Arabia, which has been strongly rebuked for its murder of Jamal Khashoggi and its strikes against civilians in Yemen, the other major U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has… Continue Reading  

Pompeo: The Real Threat to U.S. National Security

Mike Pompeo (lev radin via Shutterstock)

by Lawrence Wilkerson I know something about U.S. secretaries of state lying to the American people and the international community. I assisted one of them to do so on February 5, 2003 before the United Nations Security Council. Yes, Colin Powell and… Continue Reading  

Saudi Lobbying in Brussels Gone Awry

Loujain al-Hathloul (Emna Mizouni via Wikimedia Commons)

by Eldar Mamedov On February 14, the European Parliament adopted a new resolution condemning Saudi Arabia for the detention and torture of women human rights defenders. As the kingdom’s PR machine proudly advertises its supposed reforms to empower women, Riyadh… Continue Reading  

Congress Poised to Move Forward with Bold Agenda on Yemen

A destroyed school in Yemen (Shutterstock)

by Kate Kizer Although the brutal assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi may have begun to recede from the American public consciousness, Washington has clearly not moved on. In fact, the new Democratic majority in the House is poised,… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia’s Missile Program

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by Javad Heiran-Nia According to satellite imagery reported on by The Washington Post, Saudi Arabia is building its first factory to produce ballistic missiles. It is located at a missile base in al-Watah district, southwest of the capital of Riyadh.… Continue Reading