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Bruce Riedel, who heads the Brookings Intelligence Project, served on the National Security Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Riedel noted in Al-Monitor that King Salman “opened the summit by renaming it the 'Jerusalem Summit,'” while affirming that Palestine and Jerusalem ...
Bruce Riedel, Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy and Director of the Intelligence Project: The Trump administration has rightly condemned Pakistan for its support for terrorist groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba. As secretary of state, will you designate Pakistan a state ...

One historical parallel occurred in 1943, when the king of Saudi Arabia sent Prince Faisal, his son, to the United States to meet with President Franklin D Roosevelt during World War II and tour the United States, according to Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official who is now a Saudi expert at the Brookings ...
By Bruce Riedel for Brookings Doha Center. The Zaydi Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen — with Iranian assistance — are escalating their missile attacks on Saudi Arabia. The dangers of the conflict broadening are growing and the chances for a peaceful resolution of the war are slim. This week marks the third ...
Bruce Riedel March 26, 2018. 0 · 1 · 3 · 5; 6. p. Article Summary. As Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits the United States, President Trump's pick of John Bolton as national security adviser gets the thumbs-up from the oil-rich desert kingdom. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst. US President Donald Trump ...
"The worst thing that could have happened from their standpoint was to catch Mullah Mansour in Dubai and publicly expose that they were funding the people who were killing American soldiers," said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official who oversaw the Obama administration's first Afghanistan policy review ...

Tensions between the United States and China over certain economic and trade issues are not likely to be resolved soon, argues David Dollar. Therefore, it is a good thing that China has a talented group of financial technocrats who can maintain financial calm in an otherwise stormy sea. This piece ...
Instead, there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent, but not contracts,” Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow and director of the Intelligence Project, wrote a month after last year's meeting. “Instead, there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent, but not contracts,” he added. Under the president's tenure, Boeing ...
“This is [the crown prince's] war and his signature policy initiative,” Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote earlier this month. “Failure in Yemen is a fundamental black mark on his credibility.” Even though Trump's White House sees Crown Prince Mohammed as a key partner in its ...
The alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia turns 75 this year. Ahead of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman's much-anticipated visit to the United States, beginning March 19, it's worth looking back on the three quarters of a century that the two countries have been partnered. Sometimes ...
Bruce Riedel March 11, 2018. 0 · 1 · 3 · 5; 6. p. Article Summary. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is coming to Washington to shore up support at a time when the situation at home and in the United States is more complicated than ever. REUTERS/Simon Dawson. British Prime Minister Theresa May greets Saudi ...
“Low oil prices have made the Saudi way of life unsustainable, so they have to find alternatives,” said Bruce Riedel, a former Middle East analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. “Any partner they can find that can help them do that, they are going to embrace enthusiastically.” The most surprising partner ...
The wars in Yemen will enter their fourth year this month with no end in sight, and the combatants have little interest in meaningful negotiations. The humanitarian catastrophe has been eased only slightly by outside pressure. The regional conflict has become more polarized, with Washington and Moscow ...
Over the long-term, centering U.S.-Taiwan cooperation on strengthening the attractiveness and competitiveness of Taiwan will pay lasting and significant dividends. This piece originally appeared in the Taipei Times. Prior to President Donald Trump's visit to China in November last year, some in Taiwan ...
“Low oil prices have made the Saudi way of life unsustainable, so they have to find alternatives,” said Bruce Riedel, a former Middle East analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency and the author of “Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States Since F.D.R.” “Any partner they can find that can ...
In Bangladesh, opposition leader Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to five years in jail for corruption. In Sri Lanka, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's party scored a big victory in local elections. In Nepal, K.P. Oli – who has a difficult history with India – has returned as prime minister. In the Maldives, a ...
Bruce Riedel February 19, 2018. 0 · 1 · 3 · 5; 6. p. Article Summary. Although the small force is officially there on a train-and-assist mission, the arrangement is reminiscent of a military practice from decades ago designed to protect the Saudi royal family from domestic and foreign threats. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz. Soldiers ...

In 2015, the Pakistani Parliament voted almost unanimously against joining Riyadh's proxy fight in Yemen, which came as a shock to the Saudis, according to Bruce Riedel, a CIA veteran and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Islamabad maintains a presence of 750 to 800 service members in Saudi ...
Bruce Riedel, a former CIA analyst and director of the Brookings Intelligence project, said: "If it was a true corruption probe, then the government would have every interest in ensuring that everyone knew who was arrested and what the charges were. "If those details are not available, it's because the Saudi ...
To address that question, Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, recently discussed his new book “Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and America Since FDR” at a Brookings event. Barbara Slavin, director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council, moderated the conversation ...
Bruce Riedel writes that “the stridency of the king's remarks … reflects growing unease in the royal palace that events in Gaza and Jerusalem are moving toward even more explosive unrest next month when the US Embassy opens in Jerusalem. The Saudis are uncomfortable that they have been widely ...
Bruce Riedel writes, “The Saudi relationship with the Trump team is closer than with any president since George H.W. Bush and the liberation of Kuwait.” This has not been without controversy. Riedel says the prince's “anti-corruption drive in November was endorsed by US President Donald Trump but ...
Seated in an animated command and control room in Riyadh, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia directs an invasion of Iran. In scene after he scene, he orders a succession of superior weapons systems to pulverize the enemy. Finally, his forces corner the trembling figure of Qassem Suleimani, the revered ...
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Egypt today on the first leg of his first trip abroad since being named Saudi Arabia's heir. The trip will include stops in Cairo, London, and New York, per the Guardian. Why it matters: Saudi Arabia is going through what the Guardian terms "one of the most extraordinary ...
On February 23, Brookings India hosted Dr. David Engerman, Professor of History at Brandeis University, to discuss his new book The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India. The book recounts attempts by the United States and Soviet Union to use foreign assistance to influence India between the ...


 

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