How a Journalist's Disappearance Could Affect U.S.-Saudi Ties
Oct 16, 2018 | 15:38 GMT
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- The Khashoggi affair is unlikely to cause a rupture between the United States and Saudi Arabia because of their deep and longstanding ties.
- While the United States could follow any number of courses of action, it is Congress, not the president, that will likely lead the way.
- Riyadh could retaliate against Washington in a variety of ways, but the United States will remain on the front foot in shaping the countries' relations following Khashoggi's disappearance.