US President Donald Trump has thus far hesitated to take decisive action against Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left) over a regime critic’s disappearance, stressing the benefits of the economic relationship between the two countries and how it contributes to US jobs. Photo: Reuters
Richard Harris
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The View by Richard Harris

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: too much at stake for Saudi Arabia to face any real punishment

Richard Harris says the case of the ‘meddlesome’ regime critic has triggered Western outrage, but the rest of the world needs to consider what instability in Saudi Arabia would mean, given how vital its oil exports are

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US President Donald Trump has thus far hesitated to take decisive action against Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left) over a regime critic’s disappearance, stressing the benefits of the economic relationship between the two countries and how it contributes to US jobs. Photo: Reuters
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