Waiting Out Obama

It is no secret that the Saudi and wider Gulf leadership are not fans of U.S. President Barack Obama. Complaints range from the personal – that he hasn’t built strong ties to Gulf monarchs – to the strategic – that he has neither backed his Gulf partners nor backed up his own promises, most notably in Syria.

Waiting Out Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on April 21 after participating in the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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