Forecast Roundtable – The Khashoggi Murder and its Effects on Saudi-U.S.-Turkey Relations

 By Matthew Beres and Dan Darling, Forecast International.

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This episode features Daniel Darling, Jim Head, and Derek Bisaccio on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and how his death impacts Saudi Arabia’s arms imports.

00:00 – 01:02 Introduction

01:02 – 21:20 Discussion with Daniel Darling, Jim Head, and Derek Bisaccio on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and how his death impacts Saudi Arabia’s arms imports.

01:02.  Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing has prompted outrage in the U.S. and E.U. along with suggestions that Western countries might curtail arms sales to Riyadh over the killing. What should be made over these reports?

03:38.  President Trump has really been reluctant to support the idea of canceling arms sales to Riyadh as a way to punish Riyadh for Khashoggi’s killings. Why is President Trump opposed to curbing these sales?

11:45.  Whatever the reason was behind this killing, I think certainly it’s hurting Saudi Arabia more than they anticipated … that’s going to hurt them here at least in the short run in their plan to expand the economy.

13:20.  What’s the motive for Turkey here, beyond domestic consumption?  

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