- Last week, the White House announced that President Trump would visit Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip
- Lisa Monaco: Hopefully this visit signals that the administration is willing to form global partnerships to fight terrorism
Lisa Monaco served as White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser from 2013-2017. She is now a Distinguished Senior Fellow at New York University Law School's Center on Law & Security and a CNN Senior National Security Analyst. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)The White House has billed the President's first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia as a "historic gathering" to "combat extremism, terrorism and violence" and "build a coalition of friends and partners who share the goal of fighting terrorism and bringing safety, opportunity and stability to the Middle East."