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Another Turbulent Year in the Middle East

The fallout from the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi "looks set to really impact U.S.-Saudi ties very negatively in 2019, regardless of what the Trump administration thinks it can do to stop or prevent it," said Middle East fellow Kristian Ulrichsen in a roundup of major developments in the Middle East. France24: https://bit.ly/2PyzLyx