Empty Words: Saudi Blustering and US-Saudi Realities

The Saudis are truly angry at the Obama Administration, and are threatening to turn away from their alliance with Washington. But the Saudis are all bark and no bite. Despite occasional public “outrage” from Saudi officials about US policy regarding the Arab unrest, Israel, Iraq, Iran, or Afghanistan, Riyadh and Washington are still very distant from the parting of the ways threatened by some Saudi officials.

Full Text: “Empty Words: Saudi Blustering and US-Saudi Realities,” BESA Perspectives, No. 147, July 17, 2011.