Khashoggi’s Murder Heralds a New Era of Impunity


The ugly geopolitics in the wake of the Saudi journalist’s death point to a world in which impunity reigns

The head of the United Nations delivered a dark and, it turns out, prophetic warning several weeks ago.

  • Uri Friedman
  • The Atlantic

As power diffuses from the United States, the world is devolving into chaos.

“Impunity and unpredictability” are becoming “the name of the game,” António Guterres told me.

At the time, the UN secretary-general had the kaleidoscopic and catastrophic Syrian war top of mind.

Now we have another stark case study: the death of…

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