Sibylline Insight Series
Saudi-US relations and the wider impact of intelligence report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi-US relations and the wider impact of intelligence report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

March 5, 2021
This week’s podcast focuses on the recently declassified U.S. intelligence report confirming that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Eloise Scott, analyst for Middle East & North Africa, and Phil Riding, Lead Analyst for Middle East and Africa, join Director for Sibylline Americas Greg Hoobler, to discuss the implications of the report for Western and regional governments dealing with Saudi Arabia, as well as the outlook for Western business operations in the Kingdom.
Sibylline Podcast – Saudi Arabia – Controversy Surrounding Ongoing Khashoggi Case Anticipated to Elevate Short-term Reputational Risks

Sibylline Podcast – Saudi Arabia – Controversy Surrounding Ongoing Khashoggi Case Anticipated to Elevate Short-term Reputational Risks

October 24, 2018

Since 2 October, Saudi Arabia has experienced significant international criticism over the death of popular journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. On 23 October, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed Ankara’s willingness to cooperate with the investigation, whilst pressuring Riyadh for more transparency regarding several key features about the case.

In this podcast we discuss the short and medium term ramifications from a regional and international perspective.

Key points include:

  • An overview of the situation and analysis of Erdogan’s speech
  • Political implications for Saudi-Turkish-US relations
  • Implications for commercial interests in Saudi Arabia and Turkey

We hope you enjoy the podcast and welcome questions and feedback. Please get in touch at info@sibylline.co.uk

Sibylline Podcast - Saudi Arabia – Vision 2030 Poses New Opportunities Amid Enduring and Emerging Risks

Sibylline Podcast - Saudi Arabia – Vision 2030 Poses New Opportunities Amid Enduring and Emerging Risks

June 28, 2018
Saudi Arabia has made steps to improve the country’s business operating environment and push forward its modernisation initiative. The Kingdom recently lifted the driving ban on women drivers, ushering in a new period of anticipated job growth and economic improvements. Whilst this is expected to improve investor and business confidence in the country, we discuss here the potential risks associated with the Saudi Arabia’s volatile policy environment which is proving to be an enduring long-term trend.
 

Key points include:

  • Economic impact of the lifting of the driving ban within the broader context of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s modernisation strategy
  • Domestic tensions between conservative and modernising elements of the Saudi establishment
  • Future trajectory of the Kingdom’s diversification strategy and the potential impact on businesses

 

We hope you enjoy the podcast and welcome questions and feedback. Please get in touch at info@sibylline.co.uk  

 

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