US President Barack Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia this week for meetings with King Salman and other leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council appears first and foremost to be about reassurance in the context of alliance maintenance.
U.S President Barack Obama reaches out to shake hands with King Salman of Saudi Arabia at the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. (AP)
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa (L) and U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain William Roebuck (R) greet US Secretary of State John Kerry. (Reuters)