Thursday, June 9, 2011

Old Allies - New Challenges

Pay attention to the news out of Saudi Arabia.  The alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia is experiencing extreme tension.  The emergence of democracy in the Middle East and the inconsistent support by the United States of these Pro-Democracy movements is challenging the Saudis notion of stability, relationships, and power.  The United States and Saudi Arabia have many common interests but the differences in the countries' definitions of freedom, independence, and democracy will begin to erode the overlapping alignment of strategic goals.  These changes will impact the world in ways big and small.

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