Why Are Saudi Arabia And The U.S. Allies?

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The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have managed a strong alliance despite clear differences in values. So why are the dissimilar nations so close?

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Beyond oil: the US-Saudi alliance, explained
http://www.vox.com/2016/1/6/10719728/us-saudi-arabia-allies
“When Saudi Arabia executed 47 people, including dissident Shia cleric Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, seemingly in a deliberate effort to inflame tensions around the Middle East, it led a number of Americans to ask a question: ‘Why are we allies with these people?'”

The United States Shouldn’t Choose Saudi Arabia Over Iran
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/01/saudi-arabia-iran-213504
“Only two Muslim powers remain standing in the Middle East, and suddenly they are on the brink of war.

Financing Terrorism: Saudi Arabia and Its Foreign Affairs
http://www.brownpoliticalreview.org/2014/12/financing-terrorism-saudi-arabia-and-its-foreign-affairs/
“They cross over during the Hajj.”

Oil Embargo, 1973-1974 (history.state.gov)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/oil-embargo
“During the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) imposed an embargo against the United States in retaliation for the U.S. decision to re-supply the Israeli military and to gain leverage in the post-war peace negotiations.”

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