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Saudi Arabia Proves Too Big to Snub for a Desperate Biden

The president wanted to ostracize Saudi Arabia over human rights. That was before the price of oil hit the US economy.

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Biden Says He'll Bring Up Human Rights in Saudi Visit

Joe Biden promised to “reorient” the US’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, but the man he shunned over the kingdom’s human rights record may yet get to decide in which direction. 

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upending energy markets, it became clear months ago that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was no longer someone the US president could afford to avoid as he seeks assistance to combat rocketing prices and isolate Vladimir Putin.