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The Case Against an Israeli-Saudi Deal

Cover of the Foreign Affairs Magazine

CMES Visiting Professor Dalia Dassa Kaye authored an article on the Israeli-Saudi deal and the United States published in Foreign Affairs Magazine.

The United States appears to be seriously probing a Middle East deal that would normalize relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel. According to the New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and other reporting, U.S. President Joe Biden harbors ambitious hopes that such a deal could lead to a more integrated, prosperous, and peaceful Middle East. Visible moves back up the rumors: in mid-July, the head of Israeli intelligence visited Washington to discuss the potential deal with White House and CIA officials, and later that month, Biden sent Jake Sullivan, his national security adviser, to Saudi Arabia to discuss the deal.

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Dalia Dassa Kaye's research profile