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

The American Association of University Professors Celebrates Anti-Semitism

Last week, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), an influential academic organization, announced that Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University would receive one of its annual awards, citing her “courage, persistence, political foresight, and concern for human rights . . . in her scholarship, teaching, [and] public advocacy” as well as her efforts to “advance the agenda for social change in Palestine, the United States, and internationally.” Those efforts, notes Jonathan Marks, include supporting the exclusion of the Jewish campus group Hillel from a university-wide event, and lambasting the school’s president for apologizing for that exclusion:

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More about: Academia, Anti-Semitism, Israel on campus