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What are the love/hate relationships the US and Saudi Arabia share? What relationship does the US have with Saudi Arabia?

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Saudi Arabia and the United States enjoy a strong relationship between the governments and the business world. The friendly relationship is forged by common goals and common concerns within the region of the Middle East. The relationship does have its problems, mostly in ideals and beliefs of government and religion.

The two most apparent things about Saudi Arabia are the oil they provide and the Islamic religion that dictates much of the country. Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and it is the home of both Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places in Muslim religion. It was established in 1932 and is currently ruled by a descendent of ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman AL SAUD. It is a monarchy served by a royal family. The king has begun slowly reforming the government for more political involvement by the people, but it remains a country with a single family ruler and Islamic law as the basis of many rules and laws. The long term reform process started when Abdallah was crown prince.

Problems for the country internally which ultimately led to internal terrorism in 2003, when Iraq ...

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A discussion on the relationship of the Saudi Arabian and U.S. governments.

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