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Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 2)

Barack Obama has cut short a three-day trip to India to pay respects to the new monarch of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah. The high-powered delegation includes a planeload of current and former members of Congress as well as previous secretaries of state. Securing the friendship of the world's top oil producer has been a top US priority for decades. But how special will that relationship be if the shale oil revolution means less dependency on Saudi oil?

Produced by Cécile Khindria and Haxie Meyers-Belkin

By François PICARD

Our guests

Fahad NAZER

Former political analyst, Saudi Arabia embassy in Washington

Ali SHIHABI

Author of "The Saudi Kingdom: Between the Jihadi Hammer and the Iranian Anvil"

Janine DI GIOVANNI

Middle East editor, Newsweek

Ardavan AMIR ASLANI

International attorney

William JORDAN

Former Head of the North Africa Department, US State Department

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