. A Joe Biden-Shaped Reckoning is Coming for Trump’s Middle East Policies « JO LEE MAGAZINE

VICE/President-elect Joe Biden has promised to “reassess” the US relationship with the Middle East, explaining why he has so far received a relatively muted response from the Arab states.

Under a Biden administration, Mohammed Bin Salman, or MBS, the Saudi crown prince and the de facto leader of the country, can expect to come under much more pressure over the killing of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CIA and western intelligence agencies have already concluded MBS had “direct” involvement in Khasoggi’s murder, inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018, but Trump stuck by him throughout.

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