Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Articles & Testimony
Whether continued campaigns to hold Riyadh accountable for the crime succeed or not, the crown prince’s economic ‘Vision’ is increasingly likely to slip by another decade or more.
The saga of the murdered Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi looks as though it is coming to an end. Early Friday morning in Riyadh, his son, Salah, tweeted: “Whoever pardons and makes reconciliations, his reward lies with God...Thus, we...announce that we forgive those who killed our father.” The timing of the tweet—the fasting month of Ramadan, which ends this weekend with the festival of Eid—fits in with Islamic tradition. From an American point of view, on the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, some may think of it as burying bad news...