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What do Saudis want from Biden’s visit?

  • So the wheels are finally in motion! After nearly a year and a half when the Saudi-US relationship reached what could be described as rock bottom, Joe Biden — who in the heat of his election campaign pledged to turn the Kingdom into a “pariah” — is making a state visit in response to an invitat...
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Biden is becoming a master at losing friends and alienating allies

  • As the veteran Lebanese journalist and Asharq Al Awsat columnist Eyad Abu Chakra tweeted on Monday: “The worst politico-military scenario is to be threatened by Russia, and promised protection by America!” I could not agree more: It was a brilliant and concise summary of the state of the world ...
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It’s not that complicated, Mr. Biden!

  • In response to a question from Al Arabiya at the White House on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said his administration was considering restoring the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen to the US list of foreign terrorist organizations. That would be a positive step, and the sooner … the bette...
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Why America shares blame for the attack on Abu Dhabi

  • The deadly terrorist attack on Abu Dhabi on Monday by the Houthi militia in Yemen, despicable as it was, came as no surprise to those of us in the region — especially here in Saudi Arabia — who are already familiar with how low these terrorists can sink. Enabled by their backers in Iran, the ...
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Kadhimi must not become another Rafik Hariri

  • Sunday’s attempt to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi was deplorable, unacceptable … and entirely predictable. Since the comprehensive defeat of Iranian-aligned militias and parties at legislative elections in  October, it has been clear that the agents of Tehran would ...
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In loving memory of Youssef Khazem: Colleague, mentor and friend

  • The news on Wednesday of the death of our dear colleague and former assistant editor in chief Youssef Khazem came as a shock, but it was no surprise. Youssef had suffered from cancer for nearly three years and, sadly, the former war correspondent lost his final battle. We journalists are so us...
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America is sending the wrong signals to Iran

  • A raft of foreign policy decisions since the Biden administration took office — some ill advised, some badly timed, and in some cases both — prompt a question I thought would never have to be asked: Do US foreign policy advisers know who their friends in this region actually are? US allies an...
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5-year-old Lian was burnt to death by the Houthis, will the world care?

  • Who, apart from heartless terrorists, would deliberately fire a missile at a gas station and kill at least 17 people? Who, apart from a group of savages who adhere to an evil ideology, would then fire another missile at an ambulance that came to rescue any survivors? While those of us who fol...
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Jordan’s stability is vital, and King Abdullah is its biggest guarantor

  • Last week, Jordan celebrated the centennial of its establishment. Despite watered-down ceremonies due to the pandemic — and despite a recent rift within the Hashemite Royal Court — Jordan has every right to celebrate and be proud. Indeed, marking 100 years is a notable accomplishment for a co...
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‘Strategy’ won’t beat the virus — logistics will

  • For those who have lived through 2020, the rollout of coronavirus vaccines as that terrible year came to an end was a welcome glimpse of what seemed to be light at the end of a very dark tunnel — the product of unprecedented global cooperation by scientists, microbiologists, virologists, and ph...
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