US president has visited a kingdom he as soon as promised to make a pariah.
Three years in the past Joe Biden promised to make Saudi Arabia “pay the worth” for the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Now, because the US president, he’s on a attraction offensive.
Biden wants the dominion to pump extra oil to take the strain off gasoline costs.
He has declared that “vital enterprise” was achieved in Jeddah.
However any constructive developments from these conferences have been overshadowed by criticism of Biden’s go to to the dominion and his interactions with the crown prince.
So, does this journey pave the way in which for a brand new partnership with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf area?
Presenter: Bernard Smith
Abdulaziz Alghashian – Analysis fellow at SEPAD, specializing in Saudi overseas coverage
Doug Bandow – Senior fellow on the Cato Institute
Zaid Belbagi – Managing associate at Hardcastle Advisory, a political consulting agency