The Saudi's lack of beforehand knowledge about the assassination, and their tepid response to it, may signify tension in future of Trump-MBS relations.
A short summary of what led up to 2020's shot heard around the world (so far).
Yes, Trump is a Saudi Arabia sycophant. But we only hear about that so much because fellow Saudi sycophants want US-Saudi relations to remain secretive.
Peter Thiel, known defender of people's rights to say what they want online.
Then they try to play it off in a way that brings all her other endorsements into question...
NATO is struggling to maintain hegemony, but in many ways, it's just as strong as ever. However, Turkey's diverging interests from most of NATO may greatly weaken it.
The pipeline is a major piece of energy infrastructure that can't be sanctioned or controlled by the US.