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2017-05-23 Death of Prince Abdallah bin Faysal
The Royal Court today issued a statement on the death of Prince Abdallah bin Faysal bin Turki. The statement said that the funeral prayers will be performed on Wednesday...
2017-05-22 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Arrives in Jiddah Coming From Riyadh
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz arrived in Jiddah today coming from Riyadh. Upon arrival at King Abd al-Aziz International Airport, the Cus...
2017-05-22 Prince Turki al-Faysal Opens Forum
Prince Turki al-Faysal bin Abd al-Aziz, Chairman of King Faysal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, inaugurated here today the Riyadh Forum on Countering Extremism a...
2017-05-21 Kingdom, US Plan Strategic Joint Consultative Group
Saudi Arabia and the US plan to form a Strategic Joint Consultative Group to chart the course for their strategic partnership. The Group will meet at least once a year...
2017-05-21 Princess Rima bint Bandar at News Conference
Saudi women have proved capable to enter the labor market alongside men and the country is keen to take all measures to empower them, said Princess Rima bint Bandar bin S...
2017-05-21 Full Speech of King Salman
"In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most gracious.â?¨All praise is due to Allah, and Allah's peace and blessings be upon His messenger....
2017-05-20 King Salman, Donald Trump in Traditional Ardha (Sword) Dance
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz and United States President Donald Trump both took part in a tradition ardha dance at the King Abd al-Aziz cultural center on S...
2017-05-20 Trump Lands in Saudi Arabia
President Donald Trump was lavished with extravagant royal pomp here Saturday during his first stop abroad as President, an elaborate start to a trip meant to bolster int...
2017-05-20 King Salman to Trump: 'Your Visit Strengthens Our Strategic Cooperation'
Air Force One touched down in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Saturday as US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania visited the kingdom on a two-day trip that is expe...
2017-05-20 Trump Receives Saudi Arabia's Top Civilian Honor
US President Donald Trump was given the highest medal of honor in Saudi Arabia, The King Abd al-Aziz Medal, during a reception held for him by King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz...
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Hazards Ahead For Muhammad bin Salman: Trump To The Rescue?

The star of the deputy crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman, will rise now that the Americans have thrown their weight behind Saudi efforts to reign in Iranian regional influence. President Trump, an unlikely ally, may ensure that Muhammad's place in the succession is secure.

An Asian Tour: Opportunity At Home?

King Salman's Asian tour left the Crown Prince in charge of affairs as his deputy. But while the king's visit to Indonesia garnered worldwide attention for the displays of wealth and the size of his retinue, Muhammad bin Nayif was presented with a golden opportunity to raise his profile at home.

Taking the Measure of the New Administration: Change in Store, but for Whom?

Despite U.S. President Trump's unorthodox style, Saudi has appeared to take the new administration in stride. This is not solely due to diplomatic niceties; the royals are cautiously optimistic that the Americans will lend their weight to a regional effort to contain and confront Iran, a matter which overshadows all else. But the appearance of Trump on the scene threatens to upend royal family domestic politics as well.

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?