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News Desk
The Saudi Sentences in Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Case Are a Mockery of Justice
Mohammed bin Salman got off scot-free. But experts say that the trial’s conclusion has not ended the controversy for the Saudi crown prince.
By Robin WrightDecember 23, 2019
The Sporting Scene
Andy Ruiz Shocked the Boxing World—Now He’s Trying to Do It Again
Unlike some boxing spectacles, the rematch between Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua, in Saudi Arabia, is also a fascinating athletic contest.
By Kelefa SannehDecember 6, 2019
Our Columnists
Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Haunts Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince
The cold-blooded killing of the journalist and Saudi critic, a year ago on Wednesday, has intensified doubts in Congress about the kingdom, at a moment when it needs allies.
By Robin WrightOctober 2, 2019
Our Columnists
Iran Entrenches Its “Axis of Resistance” Across the Middle East
Iran’s network spans half a dozen countries and has so fundamentally altered the region’s strategic balance that no nation can take on Iran and its proxies without enormous risk.
By Robin WrightSeptember 19, 2019
Politics and More Podcast
How Will the Brinkmanship Between the U.S. and Iran Be Resolved?
Robin Wright joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the crisis in the Gulf and whether the two countries are bluffing about going to war.
By Dorothy WickendenSeptember 19, 2019
Our Columnists
Trump’s Awful Middle East Policies Are Coming Back to Haunt Him
The President strengthened Iranian hard-liners and contributed to a humanitarian crisis. After the attacks on oil installations in Saudi Arabia, the repercussions are hitting home.
By John CassidySeptember 17, 2019
Our Columnists
In Saudi Arabia, World Oil Supplies Are in Flames
The attack in the heart of Saudi Arabia on Saturday was audacious; it set a precedent for the targets, tactics, and scope of warfare in the Persian Gulf and has global ramifications.
By Robin WrightSeptember 16, 2019
Q. & A.
Jamal Khashoggi’s Fiancée Speaks About Mourning and Freedom
Hatice Cengiz has not spoken much in public about Khashoggi’s murder, at the Saudi consulate in Instanbul, but she is invested in defending the democratic principles he stood for.
By Isaac ChotinerAugust 15, 2019
Q. & A.
A Middle Eastern-Studies Professor on His Conversations with Mohammed Bin Salman
Bernard Haykel, a professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton, has met M.B.S., communicated with him via WhatsApp, and voiced support for the crown prince’s agenda.
By Isaac ChotinerApril 8, 2019
News Desk
The Middle East’s Great Divide Is Not Sectarianism
Wrongly defining the struggles gripping the Middle East encourages misguided remedies.
By Hussein Agha and Robert MalleyMarch 11, 2019
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