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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 ... Syria

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 ...
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 ... Arabia
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 ...

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 ...
"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 ...
“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 ... Lawfare
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 ... Saudi Arabia protests
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 ... Saudi Arabia protests
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 ... Saudi Arabia protests
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 ... Saudi Arabia protests
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 ... Saudi Arabia protests
Writing in Al-Monitor, Brookings fellow and former CIA official Bruce Riedel argued that continued government support of ultra-conservatism served not only Saudi Arabia's regional ambitions but also as a pacifier for a religious establishment that, despite public endorsement of Prince Mohammed's social ... Saudi Arabia protests
“I think it is a good thing,” said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official and scholar at the Brookings Institution. “The director's top responsibility is interacting with the top consumer, the president, which must take up considerable time. The director should let his lieutenants manage the operations of the agency to ... Saudi Arabia protests
Panelists included Madiha Afzal, the author of Pakistan Under Siege: Society and State, and Bruce Riedel, the author of Deadly Embrace, who has been a senior adviser on South Asia and the Middle East to the last four US presidents. Instead of viewing US-Pakistani relations with rose-tinted hindsight, ... Saudi Arabia protests
Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 10:00 am: The Brookings Institution will hold an event on Pakistan, America, and Extremism: The Path Ahead. Madiha Afzal, author of the new book “Pakistan Under Siege,” Bruce Riedel and Michael O'Hanlon will discuss. Register to attend. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 12:15 pm: The New ... Saudi Arabia protests
Bruce Riedel, a former official of the CIA, has termed Pak-US relations as a “deadly embrace”. However, Pakistan is sceptical of US intentions in Afghanistan. It believes that instability and turmoil best serves the US strategic and economic interests. If this were not the case, the country would have preferred ... Saudi Arabia protests
In “Kings and Presidents,” a book on the history of U.S.-Saudi relations, the former C.I.A. officer Bruce Riedel writes that “no president since Franklin Roosevelt courted Saudi Arabia as zealously as did Obama.” Not only did Obama authorize more arms sales than any other U.S. President; he visited Saudi ... Saudi Arabia protests
“I'm intrigued by the fact that Pence is going to be in Jordan, which I suspect is a recognition that the Jordanians were feeling a bit unloved recently and it would feel that it is a friend of the US and it should not be treated callously,” said Bruce Riedel, the director of the intelligence program at the Brookings ... Saudi Arabia protests
“The peculiar variant of Islam that Saudi Arabia supports, Wahabbism, is the Petri dish in which much more extreme versions of Islam flourish,” says the former CIA man Bruce Riedel, one of several superb contributors here. Can Saudi Arabia's young moderniser make the difference? At home, perhaps, but ... Saudi Arabia protests
By Bruce Riedel After a year in office, US President Donald Trump's administration has accurately described Pakistan's support for terrorism in general, and for the Afghan Taliban in particular. But it has yet to lay out a strategy to deal with their support. Pakistan's generals, who run the terrorism policy, ... Saudi Arabia protests
Bruce Riedel January 8, 2018. 0 · 1 · 3 · 5; 6. p. Article Summary. While Saudi Arabia's economy is suffering due to low oil prices and discontent at home grows, the kingdom is following the protests in Iran with great interest, hoping national issues will distract from Iran's regional advances. People protest in Tehran, Iran, Dec. Saudi Arabia protests
“The peculiar variant of Islam that Saudi Arabia supports, Wahabbism, is the Petri dish in which much more extreme versions of Islam flourish,” says the former CIA man Bruce Riedel, one of several superb contributors here. Can Saudi Arabia's young moderniser make the difference? At home, perhaps, but ... Saudi Arabia protests
Author and long-time South Asia CIA veteran Bruce Riedel sees Pakistan as the epicenter and birthplace of global Islamist jihadists. He also describes Pakistan as a “crucible of terrorism” and “arguably the most dangerous country in the world.” The war in Afghanistan should have ended in 2002 but ... Saudi Arabia protests
The bump in Russia-Saudi ties comes as Riyadh deals with disappointment regarding US decisions on Jerusalem and Yemen, Bruce Riedel reports. “The crown prince is especially vulnerable,” he writes. “He has flaunted his relationship with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. He also owns the Yemeni ... Saudi Arabia protests
Tapping into his experience that ranges from the CIA and White House to the Brookings Institution, Bruce Riedel offers comprehensive insight into Saudi/U.S history in Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States since FDR. Currently director of the Intelligence Project at Brookings, Riedel ... Saudi Arabia protests
While there, he reportedly hammered out arms “deals” amounting to $110 billion — contracts that would be fulfilled by American companies. The issue, naturally, is that there doesn't appear to be any “deals”. According to Bruce Riedel, writing for the Brookings Institute: “It's fake news.” He continued: “I've ... Saudi Arabia protests
Bruce Riedel, in his book makes a case that John F Kennedy in fact threatened to use nuclear weapons against China, which actually made China withdraw. Israel too has been an important friend to India, being the fifth largest source of arms. It also aided India in the 1962 war with China, in 1965, 1971 ... Saudi Arabia protests
“He has tried to build an image of himself, with a fair amount of success, that he is different, that he's a reformer, at least a social reformer, and that he's not corrupt,” CIA analyst Bruce Riedel told the Times. “And this is a severe blow to that image.” GettyImages-878274898 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed ... Saudi Arabia protests
Author Bruce Riedel's perspective is insightful due to his long career with the US Central Intelligence Agency followed by positions with the US National Security Council, the Department of Defense and NATO. Over the course of a seven-decade alliance with the United States, Saudi Arabia has consistently ... Saudi Arabia protests
Author Bruce Riedel's perspective is insightful due to his long career with the US Central Intelligence Agency followed by positions with the US National Security Council, the Department of Defense and NATO. Over the course of a seven-decade alliance with the United States, Saudi Arabia has consistently ... Saudi Arabia protests
“The image of the crown prince spending that much money to buy a painting when he's supposed to be leading an anti-corruption drive is staggering,” Bruce Riedel, ex-CIA officer and leading expert on Saudi politics told the WSJ. The painting is set to be exhibited at Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi in the ... Saudi Arabia protests
Good Friday. Here's what is happening: • Dina Powell is set to leave the White House. • Trump says government won't go easy on Wells Fargo. • Where's the wage growth? • Being a mogul friend of Trump may not get you what you want. • Spotify finds a new partner ahead of a public listing. Like what you ... Saudi Arabia protests
Vanessa Sauter shared the Lawfare Podcast, featuring audio from an event with Bruce Riedel on his new book about the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. Josh Blackman analyzed the claim that the president cannot obstruct justice. Benjamin Wittes argued that the president can obstruct justice in the context of ... Saudi Arabia protests
Found in: Intra-Gulf relations. Bruce Riedel is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Gulf Pulse. .... Considering Bruce Riedel who is a director of think tank institute in Washington responsible for providing strategic decisions about Middle East, knowing Saudis are source of destabilization in the region. Yet American ... Saudi Arabia protests


 

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