Bruce Riedel

US President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, March 14, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

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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.

Yemen war turns two

Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia and the United States need to put more thought into the endgame for the war in Yemen.

Will Saudi Arabia allow Pakistani general to command military alliance?

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

It remains unclear whether Pakistan's Gen. Raheel Sharif will be offered, or take up, the position of supreme commander of the Saudi-led "Islamic military alliance."

Saudis hopeful but wary about Trump

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia is hopeful in regard to the Trump administration's views on Iran and closer counterterrorism and military cooperation, but remains wary on other policy issues.

How Washington, Riyadh can work together to counter terrorism

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

It would behoove Washington and Riyadh to take steps to reassure each other in the fight against terrorism.

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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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