- President Obama visited Saudi Arabia this week, after tensions between the two nations
- Aaron David Miller says the two allies have drifted apart but still need each other for many reasons
Aaron David Miller is a vice president and distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and author of "The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President." Miller was a Middle East negotiator in Democratic and Republican administrations. Follow him on Twitter @aarondmiller2. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)What do you do when it's increasingly clear that one of your longtime Middle East partners doesn't share either your values or many of your interests?