If Big Oil Pumps In Cash, Will It Solve Saudi Woes?

American policymakers have long seen Crown Prince Abdullah as a dark horse in the solidly pro-American ranks of senior Saudi princes. Abdullah has tougher Arab nationalist views and is the point man with hard-line Arab leaders such as Syrian strongman Hafiz al-Assad. But his two-week visit to the U.S. through Oct. 13 dispelled any lingering notion that he could be a threat to U.S. interests in the Middle East.

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