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Saudi Arabia Isn't America's Friend

The U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia is overdue for a recalibration.
When they met in 2010, King Abdullah and President Barack Obama found something to laugh about. Photographer: Roger L. Wollenberg/Pool via Bloomberg

U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah tomorrow, and the president's critics have been sounding a warning: By parting with the Saudis on Egypt, Syria and Iran, they say, his administration is endangering a vital alliance. The truth is, the relationship with Saudi Arabia is overdue for a recalibration.

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