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US President Donald Trump dances with a sword as he arrives to a welcome ceremony at Al-Murabba Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Saudis trumpet Trump

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia gives US President Donald Trump the fully rolled out red carpet treatment in hopes of getting heightened US action against Iran.

What Saudi leaders expect from Trump’s visit

Friday, May. 12, 2017 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

Saudi officials see an opportunity to gain influence in the Middle East when US President Donald Trump visits their country later this week.

Trump goes to Riyadh

Sunday, May. 7, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

US President Donald Trump may want to learn lessons from previous presidential encounters with Saudi kings if he wants his trip to visit King Salman to be a success.

Saudis seek renewed relations with US under Trump

Monday, May. 1, 2017 | Fahd al-Otaibi, Contributor

The Saudis want US President Donald Trump to reconsider policies made during the Obama administration, especially regarding Iran, which they say has not changed its conduct since the nuclear deal.

Will Riyadh’s new DC ambassador draw US deeper into Yemen war?

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

While the new Saudi ambassador to Washington, Khaled bin Salman, wants to convince the Trump administration to get more involved in the war in Yemen, history may deter the US administration.

Yemen’s cultural capital Taiz torn by conflict

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 | Ahmed Alwly, Contributor

The city of Taiz, Yemen’s third largest, is living under tragedy as a result of the two-year war.

Is Saudi Arabia really willing to normalize ties with Iraq?

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

Despite some progress in Saudi-Iraqi ties, further improvement is hindered by Iranian influence in Iraq and Baghdad's inability to control Shiite militias.

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