The slain journalist may achieve through death what he sought in life: putting an end to the brutal war in Yemen.
Amid gruesome but unverified reports about a journalist's death and dismemberment, the president's links to billionaires and princes come under greater scrutiny.
The new alliance against Iran has had no successes at all. If anything, in the last year Iran's hand has been strengthened in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
Prince Muhammad bin Salman is likely to come away empty handed in the most important dispute—the one over Syria.