Bruce Riedel

US President Donald Trump dances with a sword as he arrives to a welcome ceremony at Al-Murabba Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

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Saudis trumpet Trump

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia gives US President Donald Trump the fully rolled out red carpet treatment in hopes of getting heightened US action against Iran.

Trump goes to Riyadh

Sunday, May. 7, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

US President Donald Trump may want to learn lessons from previous presidential encounters with Saudi kings if he wants his trip to visit King Salman to be a success.

Will Riyadh’s new DC ambassador draw US deeper into Yemen war?

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

While the new Saudi ambassador to Washington, Khaled bin Salman, wants to convince the Trump administration to get more involved in the war in Yemen, history may deter the US administration.

Saudis have high hopes for Trump following Syria airstrike

Friday, Apr. 7, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

After failing in efforts to push Obama toward further involvement against Damascus in the Syrian conflict, Saudi Arabia is hoping the airstrike launched by Trump against a Syrian air base early this morning is not a one-off.

Saudis jump on Trump bandwagon

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

After a deep disillusionment with the United States during Obama’s terms in office, the Saudis are now looking toward a better relationship with the Trump administration.

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Bruce Riedel is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Gulf Pulse. He is the director of the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution. His new book, "JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA and the Sino-Indian War," was published this fall.

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