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For Saudi Arabia, All Politics Is Local

Hilal Khashan
Board of Contributors
Nov 22, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
Saudi, Egyptian and Emirati officials convene in Cairo for a meeting Nov. 19 at the Arab League headquarters.

Saudi Arabia's focus on local relations has given rise to a narrow perspective in which the needs of the ruling tribe take precedence above all.

(KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

When crafting its foreign policy, the kingdom traditionally has looked no further than tribal relations. But that strategy has often yielded unintended consequences. ...

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