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The Worrisome Mystery of a Saudi Journalist’s Whereabouts

Simon Henderson

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The Hill

October 3, 2018

If Riyadh did in fact order Khashoggi’s detention, it may be miscalculating the likely negative impact on U.S. diplomacy and Western investment.

The prominent exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is missing. As I write this, he is either in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he had gone to pick up a document, or, with or without the connivance of Turkish authorities, he has been flown back to Saudi Arabia. His potential sin was to criticize, albeit obliquely, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman...

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