Regions / Saudi Arabia
America's leading Sunni ally was propagating a violent, sectarian religious ideology long before ISIS came on the scene.
America’s leading Sunni ally is proving how easily hubris, delusion, and old-fashioned ineptitude can trump even bottomless wealth.
As with Saudi Arabia, the U.S. has long kept bad company: the Shah of Iran, Pinochet, the Greek Colonels, the contras.
The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.
In his speech to U.S. lawmakers, the "People's pope" condemned the arms trade, war profiteering, and even the war on terror itself.
As Yemen rapidly disintegrates, the U.S. is turning a blind eye to atrocities committed by its Saudi allies — even as Washington enables them.
While Republicans beat up on the White House for making peace with America’s enemies, voters should ask them more questions about America’s friends.
"The Iranian threat" has become such a truism in American politics that we've completely lost sight of Washington's own record.
Washington's rapprochement with Iran has opened the door for major realignments from Israel to Afghanistan.
Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Israel appear constitutionally incapable of prioritizing the Islamic State as a threat.