Along with China and Russia, Saudi Arabia has an appalling human rights record and to deny this does Paul Casey no credit.
Bombed civilians, a murdered journalist and jailed activists have not yet stopped the Saudi Crown Prince from getting his own way. But perhaps Saudi's dire record of piracy will block him from buying a leading soccer club.
Four years after the murder of Giulio Regeni, a student in the University of Bologna was detained at an Egyptian airport—only to resurface in custody after being beaten and electrocuted.
The kingdom and its crown prince obviously don't believe the rules about how to behave in to the international community are something they need bother about.
A year ago the ruling class—along with many business leaders—largely stayed away from "Davos in the Desert". Not so today.
What's the difference between 10,000 people being killed in air strikes, and a bunch of missiles taking out an oil processing facility for a few days? Money.
Saudi Arabia hosting Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr for the "Clash in the Dunes" is just the latest in a long tradition of sportswashing tyranny.
If Mohammad Bin Salman is so keen on women's rights, why are women's rights activists in prison? And where is our backlash?
Only in the Trump era could such a potent symbol of freedom as the Statue of Liberty be appropriated by a dictatorship like Saudi Arabia.
The same man who denounced the Iran nuclear pact as the "worst deal ever" is helping Iran's worst foe in the Persian Gulf get its feet on the nuclear ladder.
The president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has changed relationships in the Middle East.