On a main road in Riyadh, a giant billboard bearing portraits of President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman will greet Trump on his first foreign trip since taking office.

On a main road in Riyadh, a giant billboard bearing portraits of President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman will greet Trump on his first foreign trip since taking office.

President Trump picks Saudi Arabia for his first official visit abroad. The U.S. has a long, controversial relationship with the House of Saud.

What were the outcomes of Trump’s speech to Muslim leaders on his visit? What do his words and recent actions toward Saudi Arabia mean for the future of U.S. relations in the Middle East?

Guests

  • Ambassador Edward Gnehm Professor of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs and director of the Middle East Policy Forum, The George Washington University; former U.S. ambassador to Jordan (2001-2004).
  • Robin Wright Analyst and joint fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson International Center; author of "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World"; contributing writer to The New Yorker
  • Ali al-Ahmed Director, The Institute for Gulf Affairs
  • Deborah Amos Middle East Correspondent, NPR

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