James Mattis and Mohammed bin Salman

United States–Saudi Relations

The brutal murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018 sparked an onslaught of criticism of both the Saudi crown prince, who allegedly ordered the assassination, and of the United States’s continued alliance with Saudi Arabia. Robert W. Jordan, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and Brookings Institution fellow Tamara Cofman Wittes, former deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, join moderator Ian Masters, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and KPFK 90.7 FM radio host.

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