President of the United States Joe Biden holds a press conference on the final day of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain on June 30, 2022.
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President Joe Biden is headed to Saudi Arabia this week as part of his first Middle East trip as commander-in-chief.
He’s going with a list of goals, including energy security, bringing the Saudis and Israel closer together, advancing a truce in Yemen, and establishing a more cohesive regional front against Iran.
But it’s a controversial move for this president, and no one is really sure how much he’ll actually achieve.
The planned visit has spurred plenty of criticism, from both the right and left, for being what…