Treat Saudi Arabia Like a Normal Country: No More Special Favors for a Murderous, Aggressive Regime

by Doug Bandow

“One of the Saudi royals slunk into town last week. There was little press coverage. Indeed, Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman, son of the king, might as well have been a covert agent for all the publicity that he generated. President Joe Biden apparently wanted to downplay his continued reliance on America’s dubious ally in the Middle East, after promising to treat Riyadh as a ‘pariah.’ It now looks like business-as-usual for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as administration officials speak of a ‘recalibration’ of the alliance.” (07/14/21)