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
The crown prince’s televised apologies and welcome domestic reforms are overshadowed by his government’s ongoing litany of human rights abuses.
One year on from the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, what progress has been made in repairing the relationship between Riyadh and Washington? His body still has not been found, and a trial of those allegedly involved has yet to reach a verdict. But Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that, although he didn’t order the killing, “As a leader, I take full responsibility.” Such words may be enough for some but probably are not enough for many in the U.S. Congress...