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Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States

The kingdom, the power and the petroleum

22nd February 2017 – The Washington Times

The kingdom, the power and the petroleum

Clifford D. May

Saudi Arabia is changing. When government officials here tell you that, you take it with an oversized grain of salt. But when Saudi human rights activists say the same, you pay attention. more...

Analysis & Commentary

22nd February 2017 – The Washington Times

The kingdom, the power and the petroleum

Clifford D. May

Saudi Arabia is changing. When government officials here tell you that, you take it with an oversized grain of salt. But when Saudi human rights activists say the same, you pay attention. more...

14th February 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Terror Financiers “Operating Openly” in Qatar and Kuwait

David Andrew Weinberg

A White House readout following President Trump’s phone conversation Thursday with the emir of Qatar said the two leaders discussed stopping terror finance throughout the region. Washington has good reason to raise the issue: Just last week, the Obama administration’s Assistant Treasury Secretary for Terrorist Financing Daniel L. Glaser revealed that designated terrorist financiers continue to operate openly in Qatar and its Gulf neighbor Kuwait. more...

7th February 2017 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Donald Trump wrong to say Kuwait followed his lead on visa ban

David Andrew Weinberg

President Donald Trump's favorite social media tool is Twitter. But Trump turned to Facebook recently to defend his executive order on visas and travel from seven countries. more...

3rd February 2017 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - JNS.org

Trump’s Iran sanctions realign US Mideast policy back toward Sunnis and Israel

David Andrew Weinberg

President Donald Trump’s administration issued new sanctions against Iran’s ballistic missile program Friday, marking a major step toward realigning U.S. policy in the Middle East away from the Obama administration’s rapprochement with the Iranian-Shi’a axis and back toward supporting the interests of America’s traditional Sunni regional allies. more...