Getting Back on an Even Keel

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Despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip to Riyadh in April, and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s visit to the U.S. this week, friction in the U.S.-Saudi relationship remains palpable. According to Simon Henderson, a Saudi expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Saudis have essentially “lost faith in the Obama White House” and “are just waiting for the day that the Obama Administration ends.” However, Henderson adds the Kingdom remains reliant on the U.S. for security and “wants to reinforce U.S.-Saudi ties by having a strong military supply relationship.”

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