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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States have shared close ties for over 70 years. Although the two nations sometimes disagree, including recently over the civil war in Syria and U.S. nuclear negotiations with Iran, this relationship has endured despite both nations’ distinct set of values.

Although UAE has been a strong U.S. military ally, participating in every major global U.S. military coalition effort except for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, UAE’s recent actions, particularly in Libya, have frustrated U.S. officials and raised questions about the potential misuse of U.S.-supplied arms to UAE. 

The recent murder of Jordan’s Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh by militants of the so-called Islamic State has propelled the Kingdom into the international spotlight. In response to the murder, Jordan has escalated bombing missions against Islamic State...

For most of the 1990s, Turkey was a major recipient of U.S. foreign assistance, receiving over $400 million, on average, in military aid per year from FY1990 to FY1997. In return, the United States and its allies were granted access to Turkish territory to launch attacks against Iraq in the first Gulf War.