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Trump’s Support for the House of Saud Highlights his Middle East Hypocrisy

President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia concerned a variety of issues centered on strengthening the strategic U.S.-Saudi partnership and containing their shared rivals in Tehran. While the ongoing war in neighboring Yemen certainly came up, it is unlikely that any meaningful discussion on the humanitarian aspects of the conflict took place. In fact,…

Why the New Congress Should Revisit JASTA

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which became law in September 2016, is a popular bipartisan bill that purports to hold those responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks accountable. But bipartisan support for a bill during an election year can create populist legislation without regard for its efficacy or consequences. JASTA is a…

Trump’s Support for the House of Saud Highlights his Middle East Hypocrisy

President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia concerned a variety of issues centered on strengthening the strategic U.S.-Saudi partnership and containing their shared rivals in Tehran. While the ongoing war in neighboring Yemen certainly came up, it is unlikely that any meaningful discussion on the humanitarian aspects of the conflict took place. In fact,…

Why the New Congress Should Revisit JASTA

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which became law in September 2016, is a popular bipartisan bill that purports to hold those responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks accountable. But bipartisan support for a bill during an election year can create populist legislation without regard for its efficacy or consequences. JASTA is a…