Intelligence Squared U.S.: Has Our “Special Relationship” with Saudi Arabia Outlived its Usefulness?

John Donvan, host and moderator of Intelligence Squared US
John Donvan, host and moderator of Intelligence Squared US

Since 1945, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have maintained a close relationship, with oil and military and intelligence cooperation at its foundation. But the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. shale revolution, human rights concerns, and diverging interests in the Middle East, have all put strains on this relationship. Has this special relationship outlived its usefulness?

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