The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has become a milestone in Saudi politics. Many American media outlets reported that the CIA concluded in a report that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), the de facto ruler of the country, personally ordered the killing of Khashoggi.
President Trump continues to express skepticism about MBS's direct involvement in the Khashoggi murder, while criticizing the inconsistent and contradictory statements from Saudi officials about the killing
Saudi Arabia's deepest concern is that one of the suspects could tell Turkish authorities exactly who gave the order to kill Jamal Khashoggi – which is why they won't send the killers to Turkey
The analysis examines who Khashoggi was, why he became a target, the developments that have taken place since his murder, and the repercussions and impact of the incident on regional and international politics.
The Khashoggi murder will make the Saudis more dependent on external actors; this in turn could push it to become a common problem for the whole international community