New York Review of Books. 6/27/2019, Vol. 66 Issue 11, p68-72. 4p. 2 Color Photographs.
Saudi Arabia-United States relations, Human rights, Secrecy, and Sunni Islam
The article focuses on Saudi Arabia has been transformed from a congeries of seminomadic tribes as the U.S. Congress or the U.S. State Department seriously and has always sought a direct link to the president. It mentions ideas about promoting human rights and obliging the Saudi preference for secrecy and rise to power of the impetuous Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman. It also mentions ethnic and Sunni–Shia divisions and its impact on the U.S.