Like a stone thrown into the pond of global geo-politics and business, the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi could have enormous impact in the middle east, on the U.S. elections, and in the way business deals with authoritarian governments.
Rather than being on the verge of a Shia – Sunni war with potentially devastating consequences for the Middle East and the word, it seems likely that Iran and Saudi Arabia will experience a cold war making peaceful resolution of the region´s conflicts more difficult.
The crisis in Yemen is an example of how many of the problems facing the world such as overpopulation, water stress, religious conflict, unrepresentative governments, and geopolitical tension are coming together in one country. What happens there may show us a scenario for the future of other countries.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres was interviewed by Tom Friedman in Davos and said that terror is “destroying the arab countries” and is a much bigger threat to them than Israel. He also offered his dream of a future without the terrorists…