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Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are Destined to Diverge

Matthew Bey
Senior Global Analyst, Stratfor
Mar 14, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump leads a U.S. delegation at a working lunch with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his aides.

President Donald Trump holds a working lunch with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office at the White House on March 20, 2018.

(KEVIN DIETSCH - Pool/Getty Images)

Despite the recent renaissance in the relationship between Washington and Riyadh, long-term geopolitical shifts already underway will pull the longtime allies in different, often incompatible, directions....

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