The Saudi mask slips

Saudi Arabia’s admission that Jamal Khashoggi is dead takes the shine off Mohammed bin Salman’s reforms, and threatens his grand economic projects. Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis

Governments must accept that it is too late to return to business as usual

Critic of Saudi repression who paid the price for falling out of favour

The role of the PIF is to reshape the kingdom’s economy and attract overseas money, its mission is now much harder

The killing is the latest in a string of wilful and imperious moves that have backfired

While the Saudis have US support, the kingdom will boost production

US has put more barrels on to the market in past few years

The fate of journalist Khashoggi will make it trickier to gain support to pressure Iran

The president’s behaviour implies he is negotiable on much, and at affordable cost