Mohammed bin Salman

jared kushner

Prodigal son-in-law

3 July 2020 2:12 pm

A friend in Washington saw Jared and Ivanka at a couple of smart DC dinner parties in the first year…

Bailing out businesses looks inevitable – but it’s not all bad

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Should the government be prepared to take equity stakes in major companies that will struggle to survive the current crisis?…

saudi

Oil on troubled waters: the US-Saudi alliance is crumbling

14 May 2020 1:18 pm

Donald Trump said in October 2018 that the Saudi royal family ‘wouldn’t last two weeks’ without American military support. Last…

oil

Crude tactics: Russia and Saudi Arabia are at war over oil prices

14 March 2020 4:52 am

It all started at what everyone thought would be a routine meeting between Opec and non-Opec nations in Vienna. There…

khawaja

Andy Khawaja: ‘The whistleblower’

25 February 2020 1:50 am

This article is in The Spectator’s March 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. It’s after 2 a.m. in Club 38, a nightspot in…

Ten years on, the Arab Spring has only benefited the Islamists

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Ten years on, the Arab Spring’s legacy is hopelessness and helplessness

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House, March

Why I have fallen out of love with Donald Trump

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Here we are, 41 years down the road, and I’m once again writing for The Spectator’s Christmas issue. This is…

Death of a dissident: Saudi Arabia and the rise of the mobster state

13 October 2018 9:00 am

As someone who spent three decades working closely with intelligence services in the Arab world and the West, the Saudi…