Saudi Arabia

How Will the Iraq Crisis Turn Out? Here Are a Few Scenarios.
June 19, 2014

It all comes down to what the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia decide to do.

Blame These Two Countries, Not the United States, for the Current Crisis in Iraq
June 16, 2014

Iran and Saudi Arabia need to set aside their differences to solve this mess.

My Drive Through the Saudi Desert
May 07, 2014

How did I end up driving the five hundred and twenty-five miles from Jeddah to Riyadh with a stranger?

A Deadly Virus Just Arrived in the U.S.
Here's what you need to know about it
May 04, 2014

A doctor explains where it came from, what the symptoms are, and just how worried you should be. 

A New Appointment Causes Hope for Reality-Based Mideast Policy
February 19, 2014

A new Obama administration foreign policy post is attracting some controversy. It's really about getting the best people onboard.

The Remarkable—and First—Movie Filmed Entirely In Saudi Arabia
September 12, 2013

Director Haifaa al-Mansour insists Wadjda, her movie about a Saudi girl who marches to the beat of her own drum, which opens in the U.S. Friday, isn’t a “feminist film.” That may be why it’s such a good one.

Why Saudi Arabia is Helping Crush the Muslim Brotherhood
August 26, 2013

It’s not often that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates openly defy the United States on an issue that truly matters to the White House. But that’s exactly what happened when the two pledged $12 billion to Egypt in July.

Obama's Controversial CIA Pick Is the Best Man for the Job
January 09, 2013

John Brennan is the best nominee to run the Central Intelligence Agency in a generation--alas. The best of a bad lot.

How Human Rights Became our Ideology
November 16, 2012

The modern idea of human rights was only created after World War II. In the next half-century, it became a global movement.

How Sectarianism Blinds the Shia to the Horrors of Syria
October 05, 2012

The Syrian rebellion is exposing a dangerous contradiction in the Shia of the Middle East. Why are the victims supporting the victimizers?