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Congress Must Fix UNRWA’s Hamas Problem

August 3, 2021

The House Appropriations Committee this month approved the annual foreign aid bill on a party-line vote. The proposal includes the Biden administration’s full request to provide at least $150 million, with no strings attached, to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. The proposal is highly controversial, with scrutiny growing over the organization’s ties to […]

Video: U.S.-Saudi Relations in the Biden Era

March 11, 2021

Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States have been an anchor of U.S. – and now Israeli – policy in the Persian Gulf, in part because of the shared threat posed by Iran. The Biden administration has make a clear pivot away from the Saudis – and the UAE – to encourage negotiations with Tehran. Whether […]

Biden Should Heed the Concern of Israel and Arab Nations Regarding Iran

December 2, 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu visited Saudi Arabia last week to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS). The summit was historic, and could yield a long-sought normalization deal between the only Jewish state and the cradle of Islam. But the meeting reportedly did not focus on bilateral ties. Rather, it was an […]

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