Monarchs escaped the uprisings relatively unscathed, but now face mounting problems and are turning to more repressive policies to limit dissent.
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The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a U.S. intelligence report on Feb. 26 that concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The report dates to Feb. 11, 2021 but was declassified by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines on Feb. 25, 2021.
Why foreign actors are hiring firms with cheap labor and local knowledge to post inauthentic content to social media.
Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of the late-journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) have jointly filed a lawsuit against several Saudi Arabian government officials—including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman—in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs filed the suit under the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) and the Alien Tort Statue (ATS).
As countries turn to Russia and China to jump-start their civilian nuclear programs, the next U.S. president will be forced to compete with rivals to protect the nonproliferation regime. The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 governs the export of U.S. nuclear technology.
On Friday, September 11, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing on the U.S.-Saudi security and intelligence relationship. The committee will hear from Dr. Agnes Callamard, special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the United Nations, as well as Mr. Bruce Riedel, senior fellow and director of the Intelligence Project at Brookings and Mr. Ali Soufan of the Soufan Center.
The growing coronavirus outbreak is compounding the toll of the country's civil war and other humanitarian disasters.
The UAE builds the first civilian nuclear reactor in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia moves down the path to building a nuclear weapon. Dana, Jamil, Jodi, and Les discuss the geopolitical ramifications of a nuclear powered Middle East. Are 123 agreements useful anymore? Will the United States be able to prevent nuclear proliferation? How does china play into all of this? All these questions and more answered in this week’s Fault Lines.
The Trump administration is considering ending one of the few congressional checks on arms sales to foreign countries.
Mohammed bin Salman's impulsive policies are a poor match for dealing with the novel coronavirus.