EDITORIAL PICK: How Saudi Arabia influences Opinion & Policy in Washington D.C.

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EDITORIAL PICK: How Saudi Arabia influences Opinion & Policy in Washington D.C.



In this week’s acTVism Editorial Pick, Aaron Mate from The Real News Network interviews The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau chief, Ryan Grim, about how Saudi Arabia and the UAE influence opinion and policy in Washington D.C.. In addition they talk about Saudi Arabian & regional politics as well as what mechanisms are employed by the Saudi establishment in order to maintain a narrative that it is on a „modernizing“ course.

VIDEO: How Saudi Arabia influences Opinion & Policy in Washington D.C.


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ABOUT RYAN GRIM

RYAN GRIMM
Image Credit: The Intercept

Ryan Grim is The Intercept’s D.C. bureau chief.

He was previously the Washington bureau chief for HuffPost, where he led a team that was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, winning once. Grim edited and contributed reporting to groundbreaking investigative project on heroin treatment that not only changed federal and state laws, but shifted the culture of the recovery industry. The story, by Jason Cherkis, was a Pulitzer finalist and won a Polk Award. Grim grew up in rural Maryland. He has been a staff reporter for Politico and the Washington City Paper and is a former contributor to MSNBC. He is a contributor to the Young Turks Network and author of the book “This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America.”

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Description U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud following the signing by President Donald Trump and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia of the Joint Strategic Vision Statement for the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during ceremonies, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Royal Court Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo Shealah Craighead)
Date
Source President Trump’s Trip Abroad
Author The White House from Washington, DC. Cropped by User:Andrew Dalby

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