Why Trump chose Saudi Arabia as his first foreign visit



President Trump just announced that Saudi Arabia will be the first foreign country he visits as president, underscoring both the success of Saudi outreach to the new administration, and the determination of this President to recommit to the strategic alliance providing stability in an unstable region. The symbolism of this is exceptionally important, illustrating that the Trump administration understands the fundamental issues at play in the Middle East today.



 

Saturday, May 6th 2017
By Ali Shihabi
           


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