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2021-05-13 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Performs Eid al-Fitr Prayer
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2021-05-12 Prince Khalid bin Salman Arrives in Baghdad
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2021-05-11 Saudi Crown Prince Receives Qatari Amir at Jiddah Airport
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2021-05-10 Qatar, Saudi Arabia Hold Summit
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2021-05-07 Crown Prince Performs Funeral Prayer on Late Mother of Prince Muhammad bin Abd al-Rahman
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2021-05-06 Crown Prince Donates SR100m for Philanthropic Works
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2021-05-06 Mother of Prince Muhammad bin Abd al-Rahman Passes Away
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2021-05-03 Prince Sultan bin Salman Appointed Special Advisor
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2021-04-30 Iran and Saudi Arabia Move Toward Normalization
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2021-04-30 Prince Abd al-Aziz bin Turki in Abu Dhabi
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Rebranding the Kingdom: Illusion or Reality?

A new wrinkle in the saga of the famous "Salvator Mundi" painting, acquired by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman for a record sum in 2017, shines a revealing light on his character, mirroring the gradual erosion of his own carefully cultivated image.

It's Complicated: The Changing Nature of the US-Saudi Alliance

After the long-awaited release of a US intelligence report into the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Biden administration immediately took flak for seeming to give Muhammad bin Salman, named in the report as the man bearing key responsibility, a free pass. Has the White House made its point, or further emboldened the crown prince?

The Arab Spring Revisited: The Royal Response

Ten years on from the "Arab Spring", the royal family has solidified its grip on the nation. Increasingly confident in his ability to tamp down dissent, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is more concerned with burnishing his image as a progressive and pleasing his American ally than addressing the concerns of the citizen. In light of the contradictions between a professed desire for reform and the intolerance of dissent, what would be the response to a new round of anti-government sentiment, with the Kingdom in financial straits and pressure from the U.S. and Europe over the suppression of human rights at home?

Shock Therapy: Confronting a New Reality?

Saudi's haste to patch up relations with neighboring Qatar, rush to prosecute dissidents, and a volte-face on oil production cuts all come as U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden prepares to take office on January 20. Is the Kingdom's crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman, only now realizing the extent to which relations with its American ally will fundamentally change?

Competing Narratives: Changing the Tune or Evolving Chaos?

Ever since Prince Bandar bin Sultan's headline-grabbing interview in which he angrily denounced the Palestinian leadership, speculation has been rife over a normalization deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia. But with Prince Turki al-Faysal's more recent verbal lashing of Israel, assumptions about a coming rapprochement have been consigned to the dustbin. Does the confusion reflect second thoughts about engaging with Israel, or is it a symptom of a broader rift within the royal family?

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