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Director of National Intelligence Declassifies Intelligence Report on Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a U.S. intelligence report on Feb. 26 that concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The report dates to Feb. 11, 2021 but was declassified by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines on Feb. 25, 2021.

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New Lawsuit Filed Against Saudi Crown Prince for Khashoggi Murder

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of the late-journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) have jointly filed a lawsuit against several Saudi Arabian government officials—including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman—in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs filed the suit under the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) and the Alien Tort Statue (ATS).


Livestream: House Intelligence Committee Holds Hearing on U.S.-Saudi Relations

On Friday, September 11, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing on the U.S.-Saudi security and intelligence relationship. The committee will hear from Dr. Agnes Callamard, special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the United Nations, as well as Mr. Bruce Riedel, senior fellow and director of the Intelligence Project at Brookings and Mr. Ali Soufan of the Soufan Center.


Fault Lines Episode 37: The Middle East Goes Nuclear

The UAE builds the first civilian nuclear reactor in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia moves down the path to building a nuclear weapon. Dana, Jamil, Jodi, and Les discuss the geopolitical ramifications of a nuclear powered Middle East. Are 123 agreements useful anymore? Will the United States be able to prevent nuclear proliferation? How does china play into all of this? All these questions and more answered in this week’s Fault Lines.

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