war on the rocks

America and Saudi Arabia, Sitting in a Tree…

May 23, 2017

Episode Notes:

Will McCants described Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia as a big hug and a wet kiss between Washington and Riyadh. The visit went well and Trump's Islam speech wasn't the disaster that many feared, but are U.S.-Saudi relations currently serving American interests in the region? McCants called in from Riyadh where he is researching his next book on the effects of Saudi religious proselytization on Islam and extremism. And, as you can imagine, he has some thoughts on the issue.