How the U.S.-Saudi Relationship Can Be Salvaged, and Why It Should Be

Democratic presidential candidates and potential candidates seem tempted to compete over who can go the farthest in disparaging Saudi Arabia. Congress, too, seems uncharacteristically united in its desire to punish the kingdom for its misbehavior. To John Hannah, this anti-Saudi mood risks endangering an important, if problematic, alliance and could well drive Riyadh into the hands of America’s enemies:

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More about: China, Congress, Donald Trump, Human Rights, Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy

For Sudan, Peace with Israel Marks a National Turning Point

For decades, Sudan has not only been a safe haven for terrorists and an ally of such unsavory regimes as Iran and Qatar, it has also suffered from poverty, a bloody civil war, and a despotic Islamist regime. Its recent decision to make peace with Israel follows on the heels of—and flows from—the end of this long period of misrule. Jonathan Schanzer comments:

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More about: Israel diplomacy, Sudan, U.S. Foreign policy