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How Is the Saudi Public Likely Responding to the Crisis over Khashoggi’s Disappearance? The Popularity of Riyadh’s “Reformist Repression”

David Pollock

The mysterious and deeply troubling disappearance of noted Saudi political commentator Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has refocused attention on the paradox of Saudi “reformist repression.” But a key question is this: how much do Saudis themselves – as opposed to Western experts, media, or NGOs – really know or care about such problems?

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In Focus: Confronting Iran's Regional Aggression