Saudi Arabia

ProvCast Ep. 16: The Case for Sobriety: US Relations with Saudi Arabia

After the Saudi Arabia and the Jamal Khashoggi affair, should we sound the alarm or call for sobriety? Drew Griffin sits down with to discuss US-Saudi Arabia relations.

ProvCast Ep. 14: The Future of US-Saudi Arabia Relations
ProvCast Ep. 14: The Future of American and Saudi Relations

In the latest episode of Providence’s Foreign Policy ProvCast, Drew Griffin speaks with Faysal Itani about Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi, and Syria.

Pat Robertson, Murder & Saudi Arabia

Pat Robertson semi-regularly excites controversy with provocative comments, typically made on his daily television program 700 Club. Most recently he…

Augustinian Realism and the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi - PBS News Hour David Brooks
Augustinian Realism and the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

On PBS News Hour, David Brooks quoted St. Augustine to criticize President Trump’s response toward the Saudis for the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Was Brooks right about Augustine?

Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Should Prompt U.S. to Challenge MBS on Human Rights

The Jamal Khashoggi affair presents the perfect opportunity for the United States to press Saudi Arabia for more progress on its horrendous human rights record. 

Whose Fault is the Yemeni Crisis Anyway?

Though the Yemen conflict is in many ways a proxy war between Iran and the Saudi coalition, it is much more complicated, and not all the blame should be placed on the coalition for worsening the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia Needs Crown Prince Salman’s Reforms, but Risks Abound
Saudi Arabia Needs Reforms, but Risks Abound

Many have praised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reforms and say they represent the beginning of comprehensive reform within Saudi Arabia. But the monarchy’s stability is at risk.

Statements, or States of Being? Why We Should Be Skeptical About Changes in Saudi Arabia
Statements, or States of Being? Why We Should Be Skeptical About Changes in Saudi Arabia

In the coming years, we may have to face the reality that the House of Saud has already followed a destructive path for far too long, that nothing short of a miracle can make them heralds of any first-rate nation.