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2017-11-20 Saudi Prince Detention Holds Up Loan To Investment Firm
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2017-11-20 Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Could Turn To Credit Suisse Next
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2017-11-17 New Refrain In Washington: Is This The Saudi Arabia We Wanted?
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2017-11-16 Saudi Authorities Offer Freedom Deals to Princes and Businessmen
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2017-11-15 A Saudi Prince Is Shaking Up The Middle East - And May Be Pushing It Toward War
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2017-11-15 'An Open Secret': Saudi Arabia and Israel Get Cozy
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2017-11-14 Prince al-Walid bin Talal Puts Luxury Lebanese Hotels Up For Sale
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2017-11-14 Crown Prince Meets with Chairman of Lockheed Martin
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2017-11-13 Posters of Crown Prince Torched in Lebanon
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2017-11-13 Saudis Walk Back Escalation as Dramatic Moves Backfire
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The Disaffected Princes: Danger From Within?

Despite an implicit admission that achieving the targets of Vision 2030 will be difficult, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is ploughing ahead with reforms. At the same time, any criticism of royal rule is being firmly rebuffed. Dealing with immediate threats to royal rule, however, may leave Muhammad exposed to challenge on another front.

The Islamist Crackdown: Impending Autocracy Or Crumbling Support?

The month of September got under way with an alarming crackdown on dissent which targeted critics of the newly-installed crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman. At the same time as he scales back plans for the ambitious Vision 2030, the crown prince is moving to solidify his position. But do his aggressive tactics underline how tenuous his position really is, or rather, do they expose an overconfident belief that he can navigate the treacherous waters alone?

Changing Family Dynamics: End of an Interlude?

As traditional assumptions about the place of consensus, seniority and compromise in domestic family politics are cast aside in the face of new realities, any discussion of succession must take into account the evolving dynamics. The more recent history of the Al Saud, in fact, and the impression drawn of of stability, practicality, and quiet competence, may, in the larger scheme, prove more the exception than the rule.

Succession Shock - The Trump Effect?

The King has replaced Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayif with his own son, Muhammad, the deputy crown prince and defense minister, in a move which, though not entirely unexpected, represents a seismic shift in the succession dynamic. Now, the position of deputy crown prince remains vacant - will Salman abdicate in favor of his son, and who will be next in line?

The End of Consensus: Uncharted Terrain?

The rapid promotion of King Salman's son, Muhammad, highlights a fundamental contrast between the king and his predecessor. In the matter of succession, owing to his position within the royal family and a different outlook resulting from that advantage, Salman can afford to downplay the role of consensus and effect a radical break from the past.

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