The Washington Institute should not provide a sheltered propaganda platform for a representative of one of the world's most brutal authoritarian governments, the monarchy that rules Saudi Arabia.
A prominent human rights reformer died after years in prison in Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 24th; the first day of Ramadan. Abdullah al-Hamid was a scholar of Arabic language, a poet and a longtime advocate for human rights in Saudi Arabia. He founded the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights (CDLR) in 1993 … Continue reading Remembering Dr. Abdullah al-Hamid
"Don’t let the Saudis use coronavirus concerns to hide their crimes" Through the lobbying and public relations firms on their payroll, the Saudis have done an extraordinary job of white-washing their record of human rights atrocities. Their foreign agents have repeatedly touted Saudi efforts to reduce civilian casualties in Yemen, only to have their talking points tragically belied … Continue reading Don’t let the Saudis use coronavirus concerns to hide their crimes
"Instead of folding their cards, Democrats Smith and Reed could have negotiated from a position of strength, forcing a showdown over Trump’s unpopular alliance with the Saudi monarchy. With support from Speaker Pelosi, they could have also pushed for inclusion of key reforms from the House version of the bill. Of course, Trump would have … Continue reading What Democrats Traded for Impeachment