Saudi Arabia: Update on the impact of the Khashoggi affair

Country Views
Saudi Arabia

Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Charlene Rahall, Analyst

Highlights include:

  • Two weeks after the Future Investment Initiative (FII), Saudi Arabian diversification efforts continue to unfold, including building a nuclear research reactor.

  • Turkey seems to be leveraging the Khashoggi incident as an opportunity to reconfigure its relationship with both Saudi Arabia and the US. This explains why they continue to up the ante.

  • The US mid-term election results mean more scrutiny of US-Saudi relations in Congress.

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