Why Saudi Arabia Will Be the First Big Test of Biden’s Foreign Policy

Posters of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a protest marking the two-year anniversary of his death, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 2, 2020 (AP photo by Emrah Gurel).
Posters of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a protest marking the two-year anniversary of his death, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 2, 2020 (AP photo by Emrah Gurel).
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Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Managing Editor Frederick Deknatel highlights a major unfolding story in the Middle East, while curating some of the best news and analysis from the region. Subscribers can adjust their newsletter settings to receive Middle East Memo by email every week. One of the few countries that waited a conspicuously long time to congratulate Joe Biden on his election win over Donald Trump was Saudi Arabia. King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, finally issued a statement, via the Saudi state news agency, applauding President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, more than 24 […]

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