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Why the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Alliance will Prevail

Since King Abdulaziz Al-Saud and the US President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting in 1945 and reaching the Quincy agreement[1] – without the knowledge of the British – politicians believe that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its relationship with the United States of America follows the Realism theory.

Realism theory is simply a set of ideas that describes the world as a chaotic world that is governed by power, therefore necessarily leads nations to what politicians call the “Security Dilemma” (the need for armament) and vice versa in Liberalism or idealism theory[2].

This view may, to some extent be accurate, but realism suggests that the state deviates from its principles if it adopts a realistic approach. Nevertheless, principle deviation is what has not characterized the Kingdom since its inception. The Kingdom has always made its principles at the forefront of its political choices.

Saudi Arabia has adopted an unusual approach unique in its dealings with countries. Saudi Arabia functions as a state and pioneer of the Arab and Islamic world. Many historical examples reflected that the Kingdom preferred the interests of the Arab or Islamic states, without consideration of its interests as a state, and the historical evidence is any state does not play many, this harmony played by the Kingdom in the modern era.

The US and Saudi Arabia had always supported the international community entities and called other nations to respect international norms and order. The Kingdom has succeeded where some other countries failed to find such harmony. For example, Iran and Turkey, which have fallen between the dilemma of religious heritage in understanding the “State” concept and what the global system impose in its definition of the “States.”[3]

Historically, no Muslim country under the Ottoman rule in Europe joined “the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648” – which ended the bitter European religious wars- [4]Many Middle Eastern countries today fell into the hand of sectarian regimes. However, thanks to the wisdom of the political leadership and the people who are loyal to its leaders and aware of the correct understanding of the relationship between the rulers and the ruled, the Kingdom has successfully succeeded in overcoming this destructive political problem.
The enemies of the Kingdom are those today who are calling for the return of religious wars, by adopting parties and animating peoples to their right to regain hegemony. Qatar, Turkey, Iran, and some countries that are being led by political follies are in this dilemma, thus, led their peoples to poverty, ignorance, and death as Europe before 1648. Repeatedly history shows that this road has two options, either the continuation and demise of regimes from within or the implementation of the regional will first and then the international will to get out of this illusion.

There is no room for pre-Westphalian wars and rogue regimes in the realm of the new international system; the international community and mass determination will eventually prevail. Bravo to the Kingdom and its people, on this new fabric and unique theory in the world of international politics and international relations. Bravo to the US for restoring its position in the world and steering the world with wise leadership.


[1] Waxman, Olivia B. “Donald Trump Islam Speech: History Behind a Relationship.” Time, Time, 22 May 2017,

[2][2] J. Morgenthau, Hans. Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace. Fifth Edition ed., New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

3Louise Fawcett, States and sovereignty in the Middle East: myths and realities, International Affairs, Volume 93, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages 789–807,

4 Tischer, Anuschka. Peace of Westphalia (1648). Oxford bibliographies

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