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2017-03-29 King Arrives in Riyadh Coming From Jordan
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz, who led the Kingdomâ??s delegation to the 28th Arab Summit in Jordan, arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday evenin...
2017-03-28 Prince Saif al-Islam bin Saud Visits Saudi Travel & Tourism Investment Market
Prince Dr. Sayf al-Islam bin Saud bin Abd al-Aziz this Monday visited the Saudi Tourism and Travel Investment Market which started on Sunday 26 March and continues until ...
2017-03-28 King Attends Military Parade
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz attended a military parade at al-Raya Square in Amman on Tuesday. The King was accompanied by King Abdallah ...
2017-03-28 Marriage of Prince Khalid bin Muhammad
Prince Khalid bin Muhammad bin Saud bin Khalid bin Muhammad celebrated his marriage to a daughter of Prince Salman bin Abdallah bin Abd al-Rahman in a ceremony at the Pal...
2017-03-27 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Arrives in Amman
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz arrived in Amman today to pay a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and head the Kingdom of Saudi A...
2017-03-27 King Salman, King Abdallah Witness Signing of Key Pacts in Amman
Saudi King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz and Jordanâ??s King Abdallah on Monday attended the signing ceremony of a number of agreements, memoranda of understanding (MoU) and joi...
2017-03-26 Marriage of Prince Faysal bin Badr
Prince Faysal bin Badr bin Fahd bin Sa'd celebrated his marriage to a daughter of Prince Badr bin Fahd bin Saud al-Kabir in a ceremony at the Palace of Culture in Riyadh....
2017-03-25 Prince Khalid al-Faysal to Inspect Coastal Provinces
Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid al-Faysal bin Abd al-Aziz begins Sunday his inspection tours to the coastal provinces of Laith, Adhm, Qunfudhah and Ardiyat. Prince Khalid will...
2017-03-23 Ying Yong Meets Saudi Prince
MAYOR Ying Yong met Prince Saud bin Abdallah bin Thunayyan of Saudi Arabia in Shanghai on Wednesday. The prince is the chairman of SABIC, the countryâ??s largest company....
2017-03-22 Crown Prince Chairs Civil Defense Council Meeting
Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayif bin Abd al-Aziz, deputy premier and minister of interior who is also the chairman of the Civil Defense Council, chaired the 9th session of...
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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?

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?