Questioning Riyadh’s Nuclear Rationale: Saudi Arabia’s Atomic Ambitions

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Yoel Guzansky:

… Continued Iranian progress toward a nuclear weapon, Iraq’s increasing alignment with Tehran, and an expedited U.S. exit from Afghanistan are all changing the Saudi strategic landscape. The Obama administration’s “lead from behind” approach in Libya and its hesitation to get involved in the Syrian civil war all contribute to a reassessment of U.S. commitments. With the U.S. “pivot to Asia” — taking the form of a series of military, economic, commercial, and diplomatic initiatives aimed at contending with the rising power of China — and a changing global energy map due to expansion of oil and natural gas production in the United States, Riyadh and others are beginning to prepare for a post-U.S. Middle East. …

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