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Saudi Arabia’s Ruler Should Understand That the Ends Don’t Justify the Means

Dennis Ross

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Washington Post

October 11, 2018

Invoking the Magnitsky Act would send a clear signal that some actions are irreconcilable with global norms and Riyadh’s own transformative vision.

President Trump may not believe in a rules-based international order, but we may now be seeing the consequences of the absence of global norms. The Russians have no qualms about poisoning a former agent in Britain. Lately the Chinese have felt free to disappear or detain some of their most prominent citizens—from an Interpol chief to a leading actress—by extralegal means. And now it appears the Saudis may have lured journalist and Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi to their consulate in Istanbul...

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