November 2, 2020U.S. Foreign Policy
On substance and style, authoritarians see an ally in the White House—and hope to keep him there.
March 26, 2020Syrian Civil War
The pandemic will soon magnify the threats festering in the Middle East’s longest-running war.
September 24, 2019Saudi Arabia
If the United States is done fighting for Saudi Arabia’s oil, it's done fighting for the entire region.
October 31, 2018Middle East and North Africa
Mohammad bin Salman isn’t just ruining his own reputation—he’s spoiling Washington’s policies across the region.
October 29, 2018Donald Trump
The latest Saudi explanation of what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi — that his murder was premeditated by his assailants — is no more acceptable an explanation than the earlier versions, that…
October 18, 2018Saudi Arabia
Threatening a price hike might work in the short term, but it would come with serious costs to the kingdom’s reputation as a moderating influence on oil markets.