Though the assassination will further destabilize the region, a large-scale conventional conflict remains unlikely.
But geopolitics could get in the way of MBS’ reform program for the Saudi economy.
Appraising the geopolitical and market fallout from the mysterious attack on Saudi oil facilities earlier this month.
The current scandal closely resembles the experience of another famous member of the House of Saud.
The diplomatic consequences are mounting for Saudi Arabia after the apparent assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Will Saudi Arabia lose its nerve on economic reform now that oil prices have partially recovered?
Just how practical is Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan to transition its economy away from oil?
Egypt’s economic struggles have allowed Saudi Arabia to increase its hold over a major geopolitical prize of waterborne trade: the Suez Canal.
Anyone familiar with the rise of Islamic extremism in Belgium would not be surprised by last week’s attacks.
2015 projects to be another difficult year for the Middle East, with old vacuums widening and a few new ones opening up.