Jamal Khashoggi: Trump prizes strength, but the world may see weakness in reluctance to confront Saudis – The Washington Post

When then-candidate Donald Trump debuted his “America First” foreign policy, he argued that the nation under President Obama had “absolutely no respect” and was being “laughed at all over the world.” For Trump, little is more important than appearing to project strength. In that April 2016 speech, he vowed again and again that he alone would […]

Step Away From the Orb | Opinion

From left, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump and President Trump during the opening of an anti-extremist center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in May 2017.CreditCreditSaudi Press Agency Handout/European Pressphoto Agency WASHINGTON — I was having dinner here once with a Saudi muck-a-muck. Midway through the interview, he passed […]