Thobes and Daggers: CIA Veterans Assess U.S. Options in Saudi Arabia

How Joe Biden can—and can’t—get rid of the notorious MBS, a man he called a 'thug'


Imagine: It’s a cold morning in Paris, only a few weeks from now. A call comes in to the CIA station chief at his office atop the elegant American embassy near the Champs Elysées. It’s from a Lebanese businessman who was a friendly, occasional source when both were ambitious young men in Beirut years ago. He just wants to “catch up,” he says. “It’s been…

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