Saudi Arabia

In January 2016, the Iran Deal strengthened the world’s belief in diplomacy. The union forged between the United Nations Security Council states, Germany, the European Union, and Iran promised to create a more peaceful world, providing sanctions relief for Iran in exchange for the scaling …

“Pots and Kettles” in the Middle East

June 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Originally from the Dorchester People for Peace weekly update, 6/9/17 Most Americans – even avid news followers – are probably confused by recent disputes among the Arab petro-monarchies, which are all nominally members of the same Gulf Cooperation Council alliance (GCC). Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and …

Join Raheem Albokhari and MAPA’s Middle East Working Group as we discuss Saudi Arabia’s politics, foreign policy, and the Saudi roots of its alliance with the U.S., including the implications of President Trump’s recent visit. Albokhari received a B.A. in Political Science from Emmanuel College …

This article appeared in our Spring 2017 Newsletter. More than ineffective, U.S. policy in the Middle East has been counter-productive and destructive. The policy has been ineffective because the U.S. has not been able to show true leadership, play the role of honest broker, and …

Challenging U.S.-Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

December 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Paul Shannon, Somerville.   Published in the Fall 2016 newsletter; adapted from an article in the AFSC Newsletter While the U.S. media focus on Syria, another disaster is unfolding in Yemen. In Yemen, the U.S. is collaborating with Saudi Arabia to do the killing. Yemen …

Demand that MIT end its collaboration with the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). According to the Oxford Business Group, KACST has developed partnerships with the two largest U.S. military contractors (Lockheed Martin and Boeing) and is a key institution in carrying out …

Medea Benjamin gave a fascinating talk on Wednesday night at First Parish UU in Framingham.  Those who attended were fortunate to hear her insights into the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and current U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen.  We have been selling weapons to …

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