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The Hard Part: Getting Iran and the U.S. to Talk to Each Other

The Hard Part: Getting Iran and the U.S. to Talk to Each Other

Donald Trump has signaled what he wants from Iran: a new nuclear deal rather than war.
Saudi Prince's Big Military Revamp Means Billions to Business

Saudi Prince's Big Military Revamp Means Billions to Business

After pursuing the men with the money, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has turned to defense.
Saudi Arabia Closes the World’s Ritziest Prison

Saudi Arabia Closes the World’s Ritziest Prison

The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh is taking bookings again, but the kingdom is left divided over the repercussions.
Even Saudi Arabia’s Allies Are Questioning Its Mideast Power Plays

Even Saudi Arabia’s Allies Are Questioning Its Mideast Power Plays

Trending on Saudi social media last week was a clip of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman promising to go on the offensive against his country’s biggest rival and take the fight “inside Iran.”
Saudi Handouts Show Prince Bet on Citizens After Crackdown

Saudi Handouts Show Prince Bet on Citizens After Crackdown

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s high-speed U-turn on state handouts suggests he’s betting on the backing of ordinary citizens rather than traditional pillars of support as he consolidates
Trump Undercuts His Advisers Again With Saudi Tweets

Trump Undercuts His Advisers Again With Saudi Tweets

President Donald Trump again showed how quickly his tweets can outrun U.S. foreign policy planning, after he backed Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince over the arrests of dozens of officials before