President Biden disputed the Saudi foreign minister’s account of whether he raised the issue of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder with Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. Then the White House bizarrely edited the official transcript to soften Biden’s statement.Continue Reading

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt plan to join BRICS, the economic alliance of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The timing is awkward for President Biden as he prepares to meet with the Saudis, but Turkey’s membership is potentially more significant.Continue Reading