US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Saudi Arabia, facing a dramatically-altered geopolitical landscape since he was last in the region just months ago.
Saudi’s restoration of ties with Iran, brokered by China, took Washington by surprise.
So what is putting strains on American influence in the Middle East?
And can Antony Blinken mend fraying ties?
Presenter: Imran Khan
Abdulaziz Alghashian, Saudi affairs analyst and fellow at Lancaster University.
Hillary Mann Leverett, CEO of STRATEGA, political risk consulting firm. Former White House National Security official and diplomat.
Foad Izadi, American Studies Department head, Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran.
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