President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have made “common cause” on Yemen in order to restore the relationship between the United States and its most powerful Middle Eastern ally, David Kenner (Saudi Arabia, 2019-2021) reports in Politico.

“Biden will bring a range of grievances with him to Saudi Arabia, from the kingdom’s reticence to increase oil production amid Ukraine’s war with Russia to its abysmal human rights record,” he writes. “But when it comes to Yemen, a conflict that once seemed certain to widen the rift between the two countries has brought them closer together.”

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Photo: Aerial bombardment in Yemen, 2017 (Fahd Sadi, Wikimedia Commons)