Jamal Khashoggi: How will/can Saudi Arabia react on possible sanctions?

Saudi Arabia says it will respond to any outside sanction regarding the case of Jamal Khashoggi with the bigger action, Saudi media warns the US that with eventual sanctions it will stab itself to death and many Gulf and Arab countries supported Riyadh. But countries like the UK, France, Germany ask for answers regarding the fate of Mr. Khashoggi. Where could this lead, do you think a crisis with some global consequences is brewing, or do you see this less dramatically, and why?


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Jamal Khashoggi: How will/can the US, Europe react and what to ask from Saudi Arabia?

President Donald Trump has promised Saudi Arabia a severe punishment (but not cancelling of weapons contracts) if Riyadh murdered Jamal Khashoggi. Should the US, Europe push Saudi Arabia to reveal the fate of Mr. Khashoggi and how they should react if regime killed or kidnapped Mr. Khashoggi? Read few comments.

Jamal Khashoggi speaking at Middle East Monitor’s ‘Oslo at 25’ conference held in London on September 29, 2018. Credit: Jehan Alfarra/https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/

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Driving licenses for women in Saudi Arabia: What does it mean?

As first Saudi women get driving licenses how important do you find this regarding current developments in Saudi Arabia, is it just an easy reform that makes country look good, or do you think it is something what really changes the society? Read few comments.
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Middle East: Cold war and hot conflict(s)

US Embassy in Jerusalem, Iran deal, Syria conflict, war in Yemen and there are more hotspots in the Middle East. Is this somehow a perfect storm that could lead to even bigger conflicts as some observers claim, or you see the situation less dramatically, and why? Read few comments.


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What’s next for Iran deal?

Does President Donald Trump’s decision on Iran deal mean the end of the deal, and what’s next for relations with Iran? Read few comments.


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Will Western strikes affect Syrian war?

Do you think that strikes in Syria might have some effect to prevent future use of chemical weapons by the regime, do you see any other effects strikes may have? Read few comments.
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Jerusalem: Trump has created a crisis. Also an opportunity?

With Ahron Bregman of King’s College London about US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision.


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