1 - Saudi
It looks as if US President Trump is trying to support the narrative that the Khashoggi assassination was a rogue interrogation gone wrong, allowing the Saudi government to escape sanction. But condemnation is so widespread, it's unclear if this ploy will work.
As I have said before, Trump is an amoral person who tends to do what is expedient rather than following a moral compass. So, his fecklessness here is not unexpected. But, Trump's tack makes the likelihood of an escalation much...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.