Making a Killing
A murder in Istanbul, a war in Yemen — how the Washington establishment, saturated with Middle East cash, has enabled the mayhem from Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Arms Sale to UAE Goes Forward Even as U.S. Probes Tie Between UAE and Russian Mercenaries
Alex Emmons, Matthew Cole – December 2 2020
Earlier this year, intelligence reporting indicated that the UAE may be coordinating with the sanctioned Wagner Group in Libya.
On Arms Sales to Dictators and the Yemen War, Progressives See a Way In With Biden
Akela Lacy – November 18 2020
Biden has taken a tough stance against longtime U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Progressives are keen to hold him to his promises.
Voices
New Arab Pro-Democracy Group Founded by Jamal Khashoggi Faces an Uphill Battle in D.C.
Sarah Aziza – September 30 2020
Reaction to the launch of a new human rights groups shows how Saudi Arabia’s network of funding and influence will protects its interests.
Saudi First: Trump Wants to Start a War With Iran When MBS Gives the Order
Mehdi Hasan – September 17 2019
Why is Trump deferring to Riyadh? Questions need to be asked about his financial ties with Saudis who bailed him out during the 1990s.
Voices
U.N. Concludes That Saudi Arabia Needs to Be Held Accountable for Khashoggi. Here’s Why That Won’t Happen.
Sarah Aziza – June 20 2019
As long as the U.S. stands firmly by Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom won’t face justice — or restrain itself.
UAE Enlisted Businessman to Spy On Trump White House
Alex Emmons, Matthew Cole – June 10 2019
Rashid Al-Malik reported to UAE intelligence on the Trump administration’s Middle East policy as part of a broader influence effort.
The Trump Administration Is Declaring a Fake Emergency to Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia
Alex Emmons – May 24 2019
The administration wants to use an obscure state-of-emergency provision to sell billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Democratic-Aligned Think Tank Knocks Bernie Sanders for Vote Aimed at Avoiding War With Iran
Akela Lacy – May 8 2019
The score card from a Democratic Party-aligned foreign policy group reflects different priorities for the party’s mainstream and progressive wings.
GOP Lawmaker Gave Pro-War Speech on Yemen — by Reading Saudi Lobbyist’s Talking Points Verbatim
Lee Fang – May 2 2019
Rep. Ed Royce spoke on the House floor against ending U.S. support for the Yemen war. His talking points were scripted by lobbyists for Saudi Arabia.
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