Pressure for Change in Saudi Arabia

(London Times) Editorial - The announcement that America is to withdraw its air force from Saudi Arabia underlines a change in a relationship that for half a century has underpinned America's involvement in the Arab world and has determined the politics of the world's oil supplies. No longer will Saudi Arabia be America's strategic regional ally. Nor will the House of Saud be able to count on Washington's automatic support and indulgence of its shortcomings.

2003-04-30 00:00:00

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