Money, Guns, and Morals: the diplomatic hurdles facing Saudi Arabia’s trade partners


The death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been making waves throughout the media for its macabre nature, and extremely suspicious explanations from the nation of Saudi Arabia.

It’s a sensationalist narrative, but one that has created a quandary for Saudi Arabia’s trade partners, and a challenge to countries’ commitment to human rights.  Is it still worth pursuing trade deals with a country accused of such a grisly slaughter, or should countries back off on a moral stance and suffer the economic consequences?

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