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2018-09-20 Trump Mulls Inviting Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman to UN Nuclear Meeting
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2018-09-18 Minister of Interior Patronizes Graduation Ceremony
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2018-09-15 Push to Execute Saudi Clerics Rattles Kingdom's Power Structure
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2018-09-11 Saudi King's Widow Keeps Mansion on London's Billionaire's Row
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2018-09-08 Exclusive: Saudi King's Brother is Considering Self Exile
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2018-09-07 Why More And More Countries Are Blocking Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia And The UAE
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2018-09-04 Saudi Prince Addresses Questions of Loyalty after London Video
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2018-09-03 Saudi Arabia Seeks Death Penalty Against Prominent Cleric
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2018-09-03 Saudi Royal: 'King and Heir Apparent' Responsible For Yemen War
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2018-09-03 Prince Ahmad: What was Published in the Media is Inaccurate
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The Crown Prince, Canada and Aramco: Shattering The Illusion?

The surprising decision to go on the offensive against Canada has baffled Saudi watchers, but in the context of the broader goals of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman it makes perfect sense. With sanctions comes prestige, yet at the same time a ruthless suppression of dissent at home exposes an agenda not so different from his predecessors.

Royal Crackdowns and Vanished Princes: Shakeup Or Shakedown?

As dozens of prominent individuals remain in Saudi government custody, the arrest of activists continues. Nothing is known of the true aims of the purge's beneficiary, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, though competing explanations are equally convincing.

A Year As Crown Prince: Forward Progress Or Sideways Shift?



The Disappearance Of Muhammad bin Salman: Rumor Mill Or Going Rogue?

The crown prince has apparently vanished from public view, stirring speculation that he was injured, or even killed in events three weeks ago that some described at the time as an attempted coup. Given the provenance of reports raising concern over his absence, how much credence should the rumors be given?

A Palace Conflicted: Royal Family Or One-Man Rule?

Historically, the royal family of Saudi Arabia has struggled with the tension between the urge by successful rulers to solidify their power and the necessity of providing for the inclusion of less prominent princes in order to maintain domestic stability. At critical inflection points the family will either rally around a disruptive leader who challenges the status quo or find itself dissolving into disunity.

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