Thursday, October 11, 2018

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 11, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by the Middle East Monitor in London on September 29.Middle East Monitor / Handout / Reuters

Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic: The Growing Crisis Over a Saudi Journalist’s Disappearance

The case of Jamal Khashoggi is an incident “beyond imagination.”

The disappearance and possible murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist and dissident, has brought sharp attention to Saudi-U.S. relations. On Thursday, President Donald Trump told Fox & Friends that Khashoggi “went in [to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey] and it doesn’t look like he came out.” That itself is a marked departure from the Saudi line that he left the facility that he had entered October 2 in order to obtain paperwork needed to get married. In an interview Wednesday on Fox, Trump ruled out cutting off arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the fate of Khashoggi, who divided his time among Virginia, London, and Istanbul. Trump said that Saudi arms sales were helping the U.S. economy and that cutting them off “would be a very, very tough pill to swallow for our country.”

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 11, 2018

The Guardian view on Saudi Arabia: will it pay for Jamal Khashoggi’s fate? -- Guardian editorial

Intel: Why Turkey outed an alleged Saudi 'hit squad' -- Al-Monitor

Jamal Khashoggi: What did he do to upset Saudi Arabia? -- ABC News Online

Saudi crown prince’s carefully managed rise hides dark side -- Jon Gambrell, AP

Here's How Iran Hides Its Secret Oil Trade -- Ellen R. Wald, Forbes

The Two Faces of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- Gregory D. Johnsen, War On The Rocks

China is seeking a stable solution to its economic slowdown, not the quick fix of a stimulus package -- Aidan Yao, SCMP

Asia looks to China with ‘admiration – and trepidation’: Malaysian minister Azmin Ali -- Bhavan Jaipragas, SCMP

Can the Chinese Be Trusted to Lead Global Institutions? -- Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, The Atlantic

Pakistani Poker: Playing Saudi Arabia Against China -- Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge

Tackling Pakistan's pathetic economy: Is Imran Khan up to the task? -- Srinivas Mazumdaru, DW

Imran Can't: Pakistan’s New Prime Minister Turns to the IMF -- Economist

A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to Nazi Germany -- Zack Beauchamp, VOX

A New Era for the China-Russia-U.S. Triangle -- Victor Davis Hanson, NRO

A Failed Launch May Ground the World’s Astronauts for the Foreseeable Future -- Marina Koren, The Atlantic

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