The Courtroom Drama of the Jamal Khashoggi Murder

December 18, 2018

The Saudis and the White House agree that the divine right of a crown prince must not be interfered with. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Lacking a judicial framework to stage the trial of the assassins of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the media have become the virtual courtroom and the...

Arab Countries Remain Quiet on Jamal Khashoggi Murder

October 22, 2018

Can the murder of Jamal Khashoggi be the catalyst that effectuates a sea change in global political ethics? The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. As nations, politicians and personalities in the world of business have massively pulled away from their relations with Saudi Arabia over the now...

Jamal Khashoggi: The Martyr Who Made Backlash Possible

October 19, 2018

In his last ever article, Jamal Khashoggi lamented the lack of an “independent international forum” and “transnational media” in the Arab world. In his final, posthumous column published by The Washington Post, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi complained about the public’s general...

The Saudis Can Count on America

October 18, 2018

Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo and Jared Kushner focus on defending the innocence of MBS. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. To “get to the bottom” of what increasingly appears to be the bottomless pit of Saudi mischief, Donald Trump dispatched US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Riyadh....

The Death of One Man Is a Tragedy

October 16, 2018

The sudden selective indignation regarding the actions of the Saudi regime raises concerns about how the news media handles atrocities across the world. The disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has sparked a media frenzy in much of the world. The New York...

Jamal Khashoggi: Lying Is the New Truth

October 16, 2018

The world is not just threatened by threats — it is submerged in them. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Ever since Donald Trump entered the White House, the question of whether a “rules-based” international order still exists has been evoked on numerous occasion and its passing...

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Is Thomas Friedman Wrong about MBS?

October 12, 2018

Columnist Thomas Friedman bravely admits that even when he’s egregiously wrong about the Saudi crown prince, he’s right. Faced with a tiny embarrassment, Thomas Friedman has had to take the extreme measure of quoting himself in extenso in an effort to wriggle out of his rapturous...