Saudi King Salman


  • Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani 2019-12-15 12:06

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Why terrorist act by Saudi Air Force officer faced media boycott!

    On December 5, a Saudi Air Force lieutenant, named Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, opened fire at a U.S. naval base in Pensacola, Florida

  • MBS 2019/01/01

    By Bruce Riedel

    Mohammed bin Salman's awful year

    Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has had a tumultuous 2018. He has gone from being hailed a revolutionary who would bring a Saudi Arab Spring to being censured unanimously by the U.S. Senate for the premeditated murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The 33-year-old crown prince is now increasingly regarded as a dangerous and reckless despot implicated in war crimes and mass starvation. The Congress and media are likely to be more hostile in 2019. It has been a stunning fall from grace.

  • Adel al-Jubeir and Bin Salman 2018-12-27 21:20

    Saudi king demotes Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in reshuffle

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed a new foreign minister as part of a major cabinet reshuffle, according to Saudi state media.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-23 11:03

    By Javad Heirannia

    Could good come out of the Khashoggi tragedy?

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “More and more people are witnessing the horror show inside Saudi Arabia and especially in Yemen.”

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-20 10:12

    By Javad Heirannia

     For Why Trump is Attacking Iran as he Defends MBS: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Trump has to invent something for defending MBS and King Salman to his evangelical base and the millions of other Americans who get their news from Fox.

  • Trump-MBS 2018/10/14

    By David Hearst

    Trump and the boy king: MBS's reign is over before it even began

    The Jamal Khashoggi case begs the question: if the Saudi crown prince acts like this only 16 months into his role, then what will happen when he comes to ascend the throne?

  • Khashoggi 2018-10-12 10:46

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Saudi Arabia looking horrific given the Khashoggi affair

    TEHRAN - Saudi Arabia has seen large-scale domestic developments since King Salman came to power, and then along came Mohammad bin Salman with his radical views. Since then there has been slaughter and arrests and imprisonment of dissident opponents. Riyadh rulers don’t tolerate the slightest criticisms. 

  • Saudi king thanks Trump for anti-Iran speech 2017-10-16 09:24

    Saudi king thanks Trump for anti-Iran speech

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has thanked U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone conversation for the aggressive speech he delivered against Iran late on Friday.

  • پل پیلار رئیس سابق بخش تحلیل عملیات سازمان اطلاعات مرکزی آمریکا (سیا) و عضو شورای اطلاعات ملی آمریکا 2017-07-30 15:48

    By Javad Heirannia

    King Salman may abdicate throne in favor of son: ex-CIA analyst

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, says it is possible that King Salman abdicate the throne in favor of his 31-year old son Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).

  • Saudi Arabia 2017-07-29 09:39

    By Bruce Riedel

    Al-Qaeda strikes back

    Al-Qaeda declared war on the Saudi royal family 15 years ago with a call to revolution by Osama bin Laden that precipitated the most serious and dangerous violence in the modern kingdom since its founding.

  • Saudi Arabia 2017-07-01 01:55

    By Doug Bandow

    With new crown prince, Saudi Arabia doubles down on political repression and regional aggression

    Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz has shaken his nation’s closed political system by making his youngest son his heir.

  • Saudi 2017-06-11 09:58

    By Mohamad Bazzi

    Saudi Arabia stroked Trump's ego. Now he is doing their bidding with Qatar

    The Saudis understood from the start that Trump craved flattery and respect. The kingdom’s investment in wooing Trump is paying off

  • Khalid bin salman 2017-04-29 10:14

    By Bruce Riedel

    Will Riyadh’s new DC ambassador draw U.S. deeper into Yemen war?

    Saudi Arabia is pressing the Trump administration to become more involved in supporting its war in Yemen.

  • Hossein_Askari 2017-03-17 13:01

    By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University

    Trump’s ‘Beautiful’ Deals with Arabs Will Boomerang

    President Trump has said time and again that he would bring his deal-making talents, which he claims to be second to none, to his new job as president of the United States.

  • Hossein Askari 2017-03-14 02:21

    By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University

    King Salman: Relinquish Guardianship of Islam’s Holy Sites!

    Mecca and Medina, situated in Western Saudi Arabia, are Islam’s two holiest sites. The region is the birthplace of Islam and of the Prophet Mohammad. Every Muslim is required to make a pilgrimage (during Hajj) to Mecca at least once in a lifetime, if he or she is physically and financially able to do so. During Hajj, all Muslims, be they kings or paupers, are equal, each person wearing two simple white sheets with nothing to distinguish between ruler and subject and rich and poor.

  • saudi Arabia 2017-03-10 04:23

    How the Maldives sold its land to Saudi Arabia and turned a blind eye to ISIL

    King Salman's visit to the islands demonstrates the corruption of the regime that seized power in 2012.

  • Trump 2017-01-30 20:55

    Trump, King Salman agree to enforce Iran nuclear deal

    U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman pledged to “rigorously” enforce the Iran nuclear agreement, despite Trump’s campaign promise to “tear up” or “renegotiate” the deal which he described as “one of the dumbest deals” he’s ever seen.