Category Archives: Dictatorships

Dealing with dictators: U.S. needs new approach

     

The disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi has precipitated a new crisis in U.S.-Saudi relations. Yet that crisis has also revived a much older dilemma in American strategy: How to… Read more »

Saudi dissident’s murder roils Washington think-tanks

     

The murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi is causing ructions within the think-tank community. As prominent investors, media organizations, and even lobbyists have begun to pull back from involvement in… Read more »

Does Vietnam have carte blanche for crackdown on dissent?

     

Human rights advocates are expressing concern over an intensified crackdown on dissent in Vietnam. Some analysts suggest that the Communist regime is emboldened by perceptions that it is a strategically… Read more »

Jamal Khashoggi, MBS, and the future of U.S.-Saudi relations

     

In the wake of the alleged state-sponsored disappearance and killing of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, the latest in a series of troubling events from the Kingdom… Read more »

Human rights in China on a ‘downward trajectory’ under Xi

     

Protection of human rights in China has been on a “downward trajectory, by virtually every measure” since President Xi Jinping assumed power in 2012, a U.S. congressional study concluded Wednesday…. Read more »