The hands-off approach raises questions about how much Johns Hopkins and other American businesses and nonprofits are obligated to speak out against less desirable and inhumane practices in the countries they choose to operate.
It appears that Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and legal resident of the United States, has been murdered in a plan likely developed and carried out by the Saudi Arabia government inside their Istanbul consulate. Why is Trump afraid to criticize Saudi Arabia?
Donald Trump's accusation that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are "founders of ISIS" is not only a good example of his reckless fear-mongering but also his complete lack of understanding about true threats to national security.
Our relationship with Saudi Arabia has played itself out. It is stale and awkward. It is only surprising that it lasted as long as it did. But all things must come to an end, and now is time to look at the Kingdom in the eye and break up. It's not us, Saudi Arabia, it's you.
This Valentine's Day marks the 70th anniversary of the first meeting between a Saudi monarch and a U.S. president. They could not have picked a more appropriate date, for the meeting was the beginning of what would abide as one of history's most enduring love affairs between two countries whose cultures were as different then as they are today. The romance even included a vow quickly broken and a harem denied.