February 03, 2021

For Biden, Tough Talk on Saudi Arabia Meets Reality

Featuring Elisa Catalano Ewers

Source: Defense One

Journalist Katie Bo Williams

Even as the Biden administration has sought to talk tough on Saudi Arabia over its human rights abuses, it has quietly continued the workaday relations needed to preserve the strategic relationship with a Gulf ally that military planners see as critical to the U.S. ability to defend against Iran in the region.

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Authors

  • Elisa Catalano Ewers

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Elisa Catalano Ewers is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Middle East Security program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), with 20 years of experience in U.S. na...