"28 PAGES LATER: THE FUTURE OF SAUDI ARABIA AND THE U.S." SIGNATURE

In this article, Karen Greenberg discusses the effects that the publication of the classified twenty-eight pages from a 2002 Congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks may have on the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia. She also discusses the future viability of the U.S.-Saudi alliance in the face of the new challenge posed by ISIS. “Allegedly the pages will reveal information about the relationship between the Saudis and two of the terrorists who hijacked the planes used in the attacks on September 11. Whether this is the case or not, it may herald a new chapter in the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia…9/11 taught the United States much about the need for allies in the war against al Qaeda. Saudi Arabia was ostensibly one of those allies, offering cooperation in counterterrorism as well as the region’s leading de-radicalization program.”

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