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Why is the U.S. so tied to Saudi Arabia?

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Reports of Jamal Khashoggi’s torture inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are disturbing, but the Trump administration is still siding with the Saudis. We talk about how Saudi Arabia became so important to the U.S.

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Human rights activists and friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold his pictures during a protest outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir