Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Promotes Radical Wahhabism, Creates Breeding Ground for Terrorists

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been consolidating power while posing as a reformer. However, while limiting the influence of fundamentalist clerics at home, he has not yet dropped the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s longstanding support for radical Islamism abroad.

Navigating the Middle East Mess Left by Obama and Bush

If President Trump is serious about countering Iranian aggression and repairing the mess in the Middle East left by Obama and Bush, then steps must be taken across the region, otherwise Iran will assert political and economic dominance over the entire northern tier of the Middle East and become the Middle East’s Shi’ite superpower.

Israel and Saudi Arabia vs Iran

Whether the growing anti-Iran coalition in the Middle East will solidify into a real counterweight to a potentially nuclear armed Iran remains to be seen, but one thing is clear: The battle with Israel and Saudi Arabia on one side and Iran on the other is heating up.

The U.S.-Saudi Starvation Blockade

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Given Riyadh’s failure in the Syrian Civil War, its failure to discipline rebellious Qatar, and its stalemated war and human rights disaster in Yemen, Trump might take a hard second look at the Sunni monarchy that is the pillar of U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf.

Reining in the Rogue Royal of Arabia

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has in mind a war with Iran, President Trump should disabuse his royal highness of any notion that America would be doing his fighting for him. Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS, the 32-year-old son of the aging and ailing King Salman, is making too many enemies for his own good, or for ours.

Trump and Putin Finally Meet: Is Reconciliation in the Air?

Washington needs to restore a working relationship with Moscow on multiple issues. That doesn’t mean trusting Vladimir Putin. It does mean making policy in accord with the way the world is, not the way we wish it was.

With New Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia Rewards Repression and Aggression

Although heralded as a “modernizer,” 31-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the architect of Riyadh’s disastrous attack on Yemen. Prince Salman’s recklessness is likely to draw the U.S. more deeply into destabilizing regional conflicts.

Madness on the Potomac: Trump Administration Joins the Syrian Civil War

During the campaign President Donald Trump had at least one very sensible foreign policy belief: the U.S. should stay out of purposeless wars in the Middle East. Now his appointees are dragging us deeper into the Syrian conflict.

The Importance of President Trump’s Speech to NATO

The most important part of his speech was not the part where he played bill collector for America’s hard-pressed taxpayers. It was where he delivered the same message to the European leaders that he delivered a few days before in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to the leaders of Muslim majority nations.

Counterpoint: President Trump Should Stop Killing for Saudi Royals

Why is President Trump doubling down on an unnecessary Middle Eastern war on behalf of an authoritarian regime guilty of promoting Islamic radicalism? Washington should not sacrifice U.S. interests to benefit the Saudi royals.

Huge Arms Sale to Saudis Makes Trump-Russia Collusion Ridiculous

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Selling three hundred and fifty billion in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia is not just aimed at the obvious target -- Iran. It is also aimed at Iran's big brother Russia. And there is no way that relatively impoverished oligarchy can possibly keep up, not in the long run anyway. They don't have the rubles.

President Trump In Saudi Arabia: Just One Important Thing Missing

There was one key point that was missing from the President’s public remarks that we hope he made behind the closed doors of his meetings with the Saudis and other leaders of Muslim-majority countries.

The Trump Administration’s Human Rights Conundrum

Washington obviously can do little to “fix” any of these nations. But America could at least affirm the principle that governments should protect their people’s lives and dignity.

Think Things Can’t Get Worse In Syria?

Taking out Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad would mean we are now aligned with “partners” who include assorted Sunni Sharia-supremacists – including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood – whose agenda is no less murderous and menacing than Assad’s.

President Trump: Time To Designate The Muslim Brotherhood As A Terrorist Organization

The resistance of some of President Trump's advisers to designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization is a grave error for many reasons, not the least of which is that the Muslim Brotherhood is actively conducting subversive operations right here, right now in the United States.

Winning: While MSM Goes Nuts Saudi King Backs President Trump Refugee Plan

This is what winning looks like: "The President requested and the King agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts.”

Conservatives Demand Action Against Foreign-Funded Anti-Trump Violence

A group of conservative leaders is urging both houses of Congress to “establish and fund permanent standing committees to conduct hearings and investigations, take testimony, and issue reports on all foreign-funded influence operations inside the United States, and on organizations and movements and fraudulent tax-exempt foundations devoted to the overthrow of the Constitution of the United States.”

Donald Trump has Upset America’s Allies: They Should be Disturbed

The U.S. is expected to protect virtually every prosperous, populous, industrialized nation. But that’s just a start. Washington also must coddle, pamper, praise, uplift, pacify, encourage, and otherwise placate the same countries because they now believe it to be America’s duty to handle their defense. Alas, U.S. leaders have been only too willing to enable this counterproductive behavior. Except for Donald Trump.

Does The U.S. Really Need an Ally Like Saudi Arabia?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not share values with America, democratic or other. Saudi Arabia is at best a slightly more civilized variant of the Islamic State.

America deserves the truth about the Saudis and 9/11

The New York Post Editorial Board

It’s time for President Obama to declassify the 28 sealed pages of the 9/11 Commission Report — the section that details the Saudi role in the attacks. There’s no good reason to continue keeping the American people in the dark about the report, which dates to 2002.