Posted on: August 24, 2023 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Although Joe Biden’s pathetic and desperate effort at Israeli-Saudi normalization is almost certain to fail, the fact that he’s willing to even consider helping Saudi Arabia develop its own, independent nuclear enrichment program (something it is legally entitled to, but the US is by no means required to help with) reveals much about nuclear double standards and hubris in the region as well as how political theater and scaremongering, not genuine security or nonproliferation concerns, have needlessly brought the Persian Gulf to the brink of war in recent years. This piece at Mondoweiss elaborates.