Robert Mason

Robert Mason

Dr Robert Mason is Director of the Middle East Studies Center at The American University in Cairo and author or editor of five books, including: Foreign Policy in Iran and Saudi Arabia: Economics and Diplomacy in the Middle East.
US-Saudi Relations in a New Perspective

US-Saudi Relations in a New Perspective

October 29, 2018
President Trump has been clear that human rights and democracy promotion do not form part of his foreign policy agenda. He instead relies on personal relationships, reassurances and 'alternative facts'. This policy would need to be revisited if Congress supports the return of the U.S. to favor more of a values based foreign policy.