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Ben Freeman

Ben Freeman

Ben Freeman is the director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative at the Center for International Policy (CIP).

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The Saudi Lobby Moves from K Street to Main Street

How to make a gulf monarchy all-American.

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The Perfectly Legal Ways Foreign Powers Subvert US Democracy

Foreign powers have ample ability, through their lobbyists, to directly influence congressional legislation. They also have at least three indirect, perfectly legal avenues for trying to shift U.S. foreign policy in their favor: think tanks, the media, and academia.

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Trump and Money Are Shielding Saudi Arabia From Accountability for Khashoggi's Killing

One year after Khashoggi’s killing, and 4 ½ years into the brutal Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, Congress and the president have yet to hold Saudi Arabia accountable.

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Following the Foreign-Policy Money Trail in Washington

How Middle Eastern powers fund think tanks and buy foreign-policy expertise 

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Arms and Influence: How the Saudis Took Donald Trump for a Ride

The Saudi royals, who clearly grasp the nature of The Donald, have offered him the one thing he seems to love most: flattery, flattery, and more flattery

Ben Freeman ·

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