Bill Law is a Middle East analyst. Formerly a BBC journalist, he has worked extensively in the region and is a frequent contributor to Al Jazeera.
The court appeals of activists Ahmed Mansoor and Nabeel Rajab are conveniently scheduled during the holiday season.
Jamal Khashoggi supports the Saudi Vision 2030. The Saudi leadership should see him as an ally, not an enemy.
Saudi Arabia could easily target Lebanon with another set of measures to destabilise its economy.