Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and the crumbling of the global order


#TIA – We keep repeating versions of this story. Its repercussions are that important for a world’s order going from bad to worse.

“I live on a tree-lined street close to the Saudi consulate here, where the journalist and fellow Global Opinions columnist Jamal Khashoggi walked in and hasn’t been seen since.

I never met Jamal personally but have read all his columns expressing deep anxiety about his country’s direction. While many in the West were ready to be swept off their feet about the young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s promise of reform, Jamal was asking us to pause and look closely. He provided a rare insight into the workings of one of the most hermetic regimes in the world, criticizing the wave of arrests of activists and dissidents, and recognizing the rot of corruption in the kingdom. But seriously, was it any different before? “Saudi Arabia wasn’t always this repressive. Now it’s unbearable,” he explained.”

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