Saudi Arabia

Washington’s Lonely Hearts Club: Six Allies America Should Dump

Washington has spent decades collecting allies, like many people accumulate Facebook “Friends.” After Valentine’s Day Washington should send the equivalent of a “Dear John” letter to at least a half dozen foreign capitals. America has many undeserving deadbeat friends.

Saudi Arabia is a Frenemy Which Makes the World More Dangerous

The House of Saud for years has helped spread radical and violent Islam by subsidizing fundamentalist Wahhabi teachings at home and abroad. This theology celebrates hostility to modernity and encourages extremism and terrorism.

Saudi Arabia Cracks Down on Christians; Will U.S. Speak Up?

Jake, Red State

The situation for Christians in the Middle East continues to get worse, but this time, it isn’t at the hands of a terrorist group or band of rebels. It’s from one of our supposed allies in the region: Saudi Arabia.

Time to Tell Saudi Arabia to Pound Sand

American policy should be designed to serve the interests of Americans. Alliances should be a means to advance U.S. security, not a measure of international popularity a bit like accumulating “friends” on Facebook.

It's Up to Congress Now: No to War in Syria!

The president has placed the decision whether to go to war where it belongs, with Congress.  Legislators should act on behalf of the American people, not the Obama administration.  And the right decision is to keep the U.S. at peace.

Cut Cairo’s Dole: It Hurts America and Egypt

Cato's Doug Bandow makes the case that no one in Egypt seems to be listening to Washington today. Egypt’s military is shooting demonstrators, setting political schedules, appointing civilians friendly to the military, and planning to rewrite the constitution. The Obama administration’s decision to ignore American law by continuing U.S. assistance, despite the military coup, is making the situation in Egypt worse.