Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is matching his unprecedented efforts to consolidate state power with an unprecedented escalation of long-building tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
On November 5, at least twenty-six people were killed and another twenty wounded in a shooting at a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
It’s difficult to fashion a more telling image of the current turmoil in Saudi Arabia than the reported detention of eleven Saudi princes and dozens of leading businessmen in the luxurious Riyadh Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
The Trump Administration’s threats to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, unless the deal’s omissions are addressed, have strained Washington’s relations with Europe.
Since the start of official investigations into the breadth and effectiveness of Moscow’s massive disinformation campaign to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Google and Facebook have been in the awkward position of telling firms commercial ads on their platforms are a great way to influence consumers — while insisting political ads on their platform have little influence on voters or social issues.