How the current crown prince changed Saudi Arabia — for the worse

(WaPo) TO UNDERSTAND the police state in Saudi Arabia, consider the case of Essem Al-Zamel. An economist and entrepreneur, as well as a social media star, Mr. Zamel last year criticized a plan by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to offer shares to investors in the national oil giant, Saudi Aramco. That was meant to be a dazzling event, another audacious idea in the crown prince’s … Continue reading How the current crown prince changed Saudi Arabia — for the worse

Trump Takes a Bow for Gold & Cover-Ups. His Self Interest in Saudi Arabia Puts His Pockets First & American Values Last.

Washington (CNN)The Trump White House may have too much at stake to make Saudi Arabia pay a proportionate price for the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi. If Riyadh finds a scapegoat and absolves senior members of the royal family over the disappearance of The Washington Post columnist in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, Trump may accept it. For multiple geopolitical and domestic … Continue reading Trump Takes a Bow for Gold & Cover-Ups. His Self Interest in Saudi Arabia Puts His Pockets First & American Values Last.

Saudi Arabia transfers $100 million to U.S. amid crisis over Khashoggi

(WaPo) The United States received a payment of $100 million from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the same day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh to discuss the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a State Department official confirmed Wednesday amid global calls for answers in the case. Saudi Arabia publicly pledged the payment to support U.S. stabilization efforts in northeastern Syria in August, but questions persisted about … Continue reading Saudi Arabia transfers $100 million to U.S. amid crisis over Khashoggi