President Obama will be heading to Saudi Arabia next week. Aside from the usual issue of global energy supply, he’ll carry with him the weight of many others, like Saudi Arabia’s role in Bahrain, Syria and the Middle East peace process. Joe Kechichian is a Gulf States scholar and senior writer for the Dubai-based Gulf News. He’s written numerous books on the Gulf region, including his latest, Legal and Political Reforms in Saudi Arabia. Kechichian will give his take on the geopolitical balls Obama has to juggle.
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