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2021-08-04 Saudi Foreign Minister Hints Kingdom Won't Join Abraham Accords
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2021-08-02 Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman Seeks to Cut Influential Clerics Down to Size
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2021-08-02 Prince Faysal bin Farhan Warns on Iran
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2021-07-31 Culture Minister in Rome
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2021-07-30 Prince Abd al-Aziz bin Salman Speaks at Fourth Industrial Revolution Forum
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2021-07-29 Prince Turki al-Faysal Speaks on Saudi Television
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2021-07-25 Mother of Prince Musab bin Saud Died
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2021-07-23 Funeral Prayers for Princess Nuf bint Khalid
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2021-07-21 Interior Minister Inaugurates Security City for Hajj and Umrah Special Forces
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2021-07-20 Prince Abd al-Aziz bin Turki Arrives in Tokyo
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From Washington to Paris: Changing Times or Business as Usual?

As the Kingdom's deputy defense minister, Prince Khalid bin Salman, is entertained in Washington, another royal is under fire in France for allegedly enslaving his maids, bringing to mind the notorious affair of Princess Hussa bint Salman, the sister of Khalid, who was accused of threatening to murder a contractor working at her Paris apartment. With talk of a "fundamental" transformation of Saudi society, it is an open question whether real change is afoot, or whether it is a case of "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

An Imprisoned Princess: Red Lines Crossed or Factional Dispute?

Princess Basmah bint Saud continues to languish in prison, one of a number of high-profile royals imprisoned without charge or "disappeared" on the orders of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. Is her case, like that of many others, the consequence of a falling-out with the heir to the throne, or is the real motive an internal family dispute?

The Changing Shape Of Royal Family Politics: Old Rivalries Revisited?

The Al Saud has been riven with internal conflict throughout its varied history. This has typically taken the form of inter-sibling rivalry, as brothers jostle for power and position, whether in the courtyards of the palace or on the battlefield. Will a similar dynamic emerge in the modern era, or is Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman in a place of unassailable supremacy?

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?

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