The Yemeni Factor in the Saudi Arabia-Sudan Realignment

The recent regional alignment between Saudi Arabia and Sudan sheds light on a shift in the Saudi geopolitics of aid. Following an announcement at the end of February of the suspension of a major military aid package to Lebanon, Riyadh granted $5 billion in military aid to Khartoum, marking a change of alliance for the regime of Omar Al-Bashir, a longtime Iranian ally.

The Yemeni Factor in the Saudi Arabia-Sudan Realignment
King Salman of Saudi Arabia receives Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his arrival in Riyadh on November 10, 2015.

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