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Saudi Arabia focuses on picking up the pieces

Saudi Arabia needs to restore its image and keeping its economic reforms on track

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has taken on his own shoulders the task of convincing the world that the kingdom has ridden the storm that blew up after the killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. His decision to represent his country at the G-20 summit in Argentina sets the pattern for what are likely to be many months of global fence-building. His task is as critical for the future stability of the kingdom as it will be difficult to achieve. Ian Black, visiting fellow at the London School of Economics' Middle East Centre, says the stakes are high, given the global impact of the Khashoggi murder. Writing in Petroleum Economist's Outlook 2019, he adds that

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