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How Donald Trump betrayed American values and Jeffersonian legacy with trip to Saudi Arabia - South China Morning Post

In his highly choreographed first overseas trip, President Donald Trump appeared to have repeated president Richard Nixon's trip to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East during the Watergate crisis some 33 years ago. Like Nixon, the ...and more »

After Trump's visit, Saudi Arabia hopes to reinforce its influence in the region, against Iran - The Conversation AU

Mohammed Nuruzzaman is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Gulf University for Science and Technology. Currently, he is a Durham Senior International Research Fellow, Durham University, UK. In the past, he received research funding ...and more »

'Sensitive' UK terror funding inquiry may never be published - The Guardian

An investigation into the foreign funding and support of jihadi groups that was authorised by David Cameron may never be published, the Home Office has admitted. The inquiry into revenue streams for extremist groups operating in the UK was commissioned ...and more »

The Bankrupt Way the White House Tells 'Bad Muslims' from 'Good Muslims' - Foreign Policy In Focus

The "war on terror" has killed millions of innocent people. You don't have to be a "bad Muslim" to oppose that. By Dina El-Rifai, May 31, 2017 . Originally published in OtherWords. Share. PrintFriendly and PDF Print. muslim-women-hijab. (Photo: Kashfi ...and more »

A Turning Point for Iran? - Project Syndicate

May 30, 2017 Christopher R. Hill Iran has much to make up for in its relations with the rest of the world, dating back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. But if reforms can be implemented and sustained, and if the 2015 nuclear deal can be protected from ...and more »

'Principled Realism' - The Weekly Standard

bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, right, in Riyadh, May 20. Photo credit: Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Royal Council / Handout / Anadolu Agency / Getty. Donald Trump's recent sojourn in the Middle East leaves the United States where it was before the president ...and more »

Saudi Arabia ramps up Washington lobbying with former Trump advisers - CNN

(CNN) In the weeks before President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip, the Saudi government hired three US lobbying firms to do its bidding in Washington, including an obscure group made up of former Trump advisers that will ...and more »

Column: Trump Just Needs to Act Like a President - Valley News

President Donald Trump returned from a foreign trip that was the single most successful eight-day stretch of his presidency. But almost as soon as he landed at Joint Base Andrews, he abandoned the approach that gave him his best week in office, and ...and more »

Why are Israel, allies keeping mum on $110 billion US-Saudi arms deal? - The Jerusalem Post

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud walks with US President Donald Trump during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017. (photo credit: REUTERS). WASHINGTON – The year was 1981 and the director of AIPAC was calling for a ...and more »

Don't Fall for the Washington War Hawks' Iranophobia - The Nation.

Senator John McCain questions Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the recently brokered Iran nuclear deal during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in July. (Department of Defense / Glenn Fawcett). “Everywhere you look, if there is trouble in the ...and more »