Two Paths to Saudi Stability

LinkedIn Pulse
7 December 2017

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has shaken the oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to its core since January 2015, when his father Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud became king. The recent purge of princes and other Saudi luminaries in the name of an anti-corruption drive is simply the latest example. Several missteps on the economic and political fronts, possibly due to overestimating Saudi power, has left Crown Prince Mohammad – MBS as he’s known abroad – open to criticism and internal opposition to his accession to the throne, making the purge necessary.

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