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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting on November 14, 2017, in Riyadh. (Photo: Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images)

It Was a Game of Hardball and Biden Just Handed It to the Saudi Prince

MBS is playing hardball with the United States, and the White House is just letting him win. Why?

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Trita Parsi

Trita Parsi

Trita Parsi is Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He is author of "Losing an Enemy - Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy"; "A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran"; and "Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States."

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