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2020-01-22 Analysis Ties Hacking of Bezos' Phone to Saudi Leader's Account
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2020-01-22 Prince Abdallah bin Khalid bin Sultan Profile
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2020-01-21 Prince Bandar bin Muhammad Passes Away
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2020-01-20 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives Princes, Grand Mufti, Scholars, Citizens
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2020-01-17 $180 Steaks Prompt Some to Debate Costs of Saudi Prince's Plans
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2020-01-16 Saudi Prince: Soleimani's Killing a "Wake-Up Call" From US to Iran
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2020-01-16 Princess Hayfa bint Muhammad Profile
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2020-01-16 Princess Rima bint Bandar Attends International Olympics Meetings In Lausanne
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2020-01-15 Saudi Arabia Names Princess as UNESCO Representative
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2020-01-15 Princess Maha bint Mishari Profile
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Disappearance of a Princess: Private Dispute or Royal Affair?

Princess Basma bint Saud, along with one of her daughters, is said to be under house arrest in the capital, Riyadh. Was she detained for clashing with the crown prince, or are his critics too quick to assign blame?

The Evolving Foreign Policy Of MbS: Pragmatism Or Chaos?

The elevation of Prince Faysal bin Farhan to Foreign Minister, one among many young, Western-educated careerists to rise to prominence under the de facto governance of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MbS), underscores the rapidity of change within Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, secretive talks with Israel, and an official visit by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, complicate the narrative of the Kingdom reaching out to the West in the face of an Iranian threat. Is a co-ordinated strategy in place, or is the confusion a hint of disfunction within the royal family?

New Face At The Top: Cleanup Or Counterweight?

Unprecedented attacks on the Kingdom's oil infrastructure have focussed attention on the leadership's failure to defend even the most critical facilities, despite overseeing the third-largest military budget in the world. Will royal patience finally wear out with crown prince and Defense Minister Muhammad bin Salman?

Royal Dalliance and Soft Power: Changing Mores or Sidelined Princes?

With the crown prince rumored to be dating American actress Lindsay Lohan, a similar affair from the past comes to mind, involving his predecessor and uncle, the late King Fahd. At the time, royal family opposition destroyed any chance of an enduring relationship; given Muhammad bin Salman's pre-eminent position within the family today, would the same dynamic hold?

Clerics and Confidantes: Royal Crackdown or Seismic Shift?

Shaykh Salman al-Awda, one of the most high-profile religious figures in the Kingdom, faces the death penalty for his perceived opposition to official government policy. Is his case unique, and the severity of his actions such that he represents a genuine challenge to power, or does he represent a shift in dynamic of the Al Saud's partnership with the religious establishment?

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