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Historian, Rashid Khalidi, on the Khashoggi Murder and U.S./Saudi Relations

Last week, Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Postcolumnist, exiled Saudi citizen, and critic of the Saudi royal family, disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi is now presumed dead. Turkish intelligence officials toldThe New York Times a 15-member team of Saudis affiliated with Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salam, dismembered Khashoggi with a bone saw inside the consulate, or the Consul’s private residence next door. Amidst bi-partisan outcries from the U.S. Congress, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, met with bin Salam yesterday. Pompeo refused to criticize the Saudis openly. Critics accuse the Trump administration of collaborating with the Saudis to advance a narrative that absolves the Saudi Royal family.  We’ll discuss the latest on the Khashoggi murder, and U.S./Saudi relations with historian Rashid Khalidi, professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. He’s author of numerous books on the Middle East, includingBrokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East, and Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East


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