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The US and Saudi Arabia: The most awkward of allies?

Barack Obama recently cut short a visit to India to fly to Saudi Arabia to pay his respects to its new king, Salman. Officially, the visit was about reassuring a strategic ally at a rocky time in their relationship; one that Washington sees as vital in the fight against jihadism. Sarah Chayes is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She believes the present moment offers a golden opportunity for the US to "fix" its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

She also says the US needs to understand that “its national security is better served by sticking to its principles, rather than sticking to whoever happens to lead a country that’s considered to be a strategic ally”.

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2017-12-09 Africa

Exclusive: Niger's president warns Malian state 'could collapse'

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2017-11-25 drones

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He studies the future of crime and terrorism, and he's the first to say he’s afraid of his own discoveries. Marc Goodman, a pioneer in the fight against cybercrime, is our guest...

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2017-11-25 Africa

Condemning migrant slave auctions is ‘not enough’, says Ivory Coast’s Ouattara

In an exclusive wide-ranging interview, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara spoke to FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman in Abidjan. Ouattara expressed his “disgust” at recent...

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2017-11-22 Native Americans

Keepers of the flame: Native American communities seeking to protect their cultural legacy

As the United States celebrates this month the rich culture of its 3.2 million Native Americans, Annette Young meets Theresa Pasqual and Melanie O’Brien who are working to...

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2017-11-20 Middle East

Turkish adviser warns US forces may stay in Syria

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ibrahim Kalin, a special adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discusses several issues regarding Turkey and Syria. He expresses...

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