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2017-02-19 King Salman Embarks on 5-Nation Tour Next Month
RIYADH â?? Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz will embark on a five-nation Asian tour early next month. The King will visit Indonesia, Japa...
2017-02-17 JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley Set for Lead Saudi Aramco IPO Roles
Saudi Arabia is close to appointing the banks that will be lead underwriters on the initial public offering of Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil producer, which is ai...
2017-02-17 Prince Turki al-Faysal to Attend 5th Global Baku Forum
Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al-Faysal bin Abd al-Aziz, former head of the country's General Intelligence, Chairman of King Faysal Center for Research and Islamic Studies ...
2017-02-17 Prince Faysal bin Bandar Opens Youth Camps at Thumamah Park
Riyadh Gov. Prince Faysal bin Bandar bin Abd al-Aziz, also the president of the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh (HCDR), inaugurated 130 youth camps in Thuma...
2017-02-16 King Receives Bahrain Crown Prince
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz receives Bahrainâ??s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa in Riyadh on Thursday....
2017-02-15 King Salman to Make Official Visit to Malaysia
The upcoming official visit of Saudi Arabiaâ??s King Salman Abd al-Aziz to Malaysia soon will have a major impact and open various opportunities for Malaysians, said Datu...
2017-02-15 Prince Muqrin Hosts Gala Dinner
Prince Muqrin bin Abd al-Aziz hosted a gala dinner in Madinah for Prince Faysal bin Salman bin Abd al-Aziz, Amir of Madinah. ...
2017-02-15 Crown Prince Meets Bahraini Counterpart
Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayif bin Abd al-Aziz, deputy premier and minister of interior, receives Bahrainâ??s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa in Riyadh on Wedne...
2017-02-15 Prince Mit'ab bin Abdallah Receives US Land Forces Commander
Prince Mit'ab bin Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz, Minister of National Guard, received here today Land Forces Commander in the US Central Command Michael Garret. During the me...
2017-02-15 KACST President Receives Google Company's Delegation
Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Muhammad, President of King Abd al-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) received here today the head of policies and legal affairs o...
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Move, Countermove - Searching For Equilibrium?

The Deputy Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman, although facing pressure on multiple fronts, has skillfully outmanouevred his adversaries by backing them into a corner. By making himself indispensable, he forces potential challengers to his place in the succession to accept an outcome they would not otherwise have chosen.

OPEC Deal: Tactical Retreat or Admission of Failure?

At first sight, the recent deal to cut oil production among OPEC members appears to be an admission by Saudi Arabia that its strategy to maximize the flow of crude and suppress prices has been a failure. Does backing down now represent a long-term shift in outlook, or did an improving economic outlook allow some breathing room?

A Royal Execution: Politics Or Principle?

News that Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir had been executed for murder elicited widespread praise from within the Kingdom for the equal treatment under the law the royal's punishment represented. But was the high-profile act a response to a growing realization by the royal family that the turbulent pace of change may be putting the social compact under increasing stress?

Parisian Affairs - A Cautionary Tale?

As the deputy crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman, travels the world showcasing his ambitious plans for the Kingdom's future, his sister's escapades in France cast an unfavorable light on the royal family. Does the apparent contradiction between words and action highlight a flaw in the prince's vision?

Vision 2030: A Dangerous Game?

The Deputy Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman, has staked his future on the outcome of an ambitious blueprint for economic transformation, a plan whose success hinges, paradoxically, on crude oil prices - the lifeblood of the Kingdom and the source of royal wealth - remaining permanently suppressed. Will a resurgence in energy markets spell doom for Muhammad's vision?