Regions / Saudi Arabia
Here and abroad, Trump's wealthy backers understand that his populist rhetoric is a masquerade.
Like Mikhail Gorbachev, Trump helms a fading empire. But while the former Soviet leader supported democratization in his wake, Trump's sowing the seeds of autocracy all over the globe.
Saudi Arabia's puzzling effort to blacklist its tiny neighbor Qatar begs the question of who's really isolated in the Gulf.
From North Korea to Russia to the Middle East, there's no shortage of deal-making needed. But beware the fine print of anything with Trump's insignia.
In one video clip, a glimpse of the Trump team's plan to divide Europe, cozy up to right-wing dictatorships, and rally the extreme right.
The "war on terror" has killed millions of innocent people. You don't have to be a "bad Muslim" to oppose that.
Trump's version of making up with Muslims apparently involves selling $110 billion worth of arms to the most reactionary Muslim country on the planet.
If the Trump administration truly wants to find a way out of the wars in the Middle East, it should stop arming, aiding, and abetting the ruthless Saudi regime.
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