Saudi Arabia is unhappy that the US won't do its bidding over Syria, and that it didn't back Egypt's Hosni Mubarak during mass street protests against his rule. Should Obama care?
As President Obama meets with the Saudi king in Riyadh Friday, he is almost certain to discuss the Ukraine crisis and how to respond. Could the US and Saudi Arabia coordinate a release of oil that would punish Russia's energy-dominated economy?
Though Secretary of State John Kerry and Pope Francis are operating independently, together they form a powerful force for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.