Slate’s Middle East friendship chart

In case the convoluted nature of international relations in the Middle East is making your head spin, Slate offers a simple guide to which state and non-state actors are friends, foes, or somewhere in between.

While the column for Israel has no shortage of red faces (indicating enemies), it does show a surprising “it’s complicated” for Saudi Arabia, a state which doesn’t have formal relations with the Jewish state. Only Al-Qaeda and ISIS have more enemies than Israel on the Slate Middle East Friendship chart.

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