Why President Trump Should Stop Saudi Arabia from Destroying U.S. Petroleum Production

April 6 2020

Following a dispute with Russia at the most recent OPEC meeting, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman decided to increase oil production dramatically, sending prices plummeting. Coupled with cratering demand resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, this move could prove fatal to the U.S. shale-oil industry. John Hannah and Varsha Koduvayur urge Washington to pressure Riyadh to reverse course:

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More about: Donald Trump, Oil, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy

Should Israel Worry about the Sale of Advanced Aircraft to the UAE?

Sept. 24 2020

On Tuesday, the Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz came to Washington and met with his American counterpart Mark Esper to discuss the possibility that the U.S. will sell its top-of-the-line F-35 jets to the United Arab Emirates. Despite the breakthrough in relations between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi, many Israelis fear that selling the aircraft to the UAE would erode the Jewish state’s qualitive military edge over its neighbors—which the U.S. is required to by an act of Congress to uphold. Shimon Arad explains these concerns:

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More about: Benny Gantz, Israeli Security, United Arab Emirates, US-Israel relations