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2018-05-19 Makkah Taraweeh - 3rd Ramadan
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2018-05-19 Princess Nura bint Faysal Named Honorary President Of Arab Fashion Council
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2018-05-19 4th Taraweeh Ramadan 2018
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2018-05-16 'I Am the Mastermind': Mohammed bin Salman's Guide to Getting Rich
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2018-05-15 Iran, Saudi Arabia and Modern Hatreds
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2018-05-14 US Embassy Will Increase Middle East Instability, Warns Saudi Prince
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2018-05-13 Princely Feuds In The Persian Gulf Thwart Trump's Efforts To Resolve The Qatar Dispute
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2018-05-10 Japan's Crown Prince Receives Prince Sultan bin Salman
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2018-05-08 Young Saudis Get Behind Reform Drive, Mostly
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2018-05-08 Saudi Prince, Partner Reach Deal for New York's Plaza Hotel
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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.

Royal Family Consensus: Shattering A Myth?

As Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman wraps up his U.S. visit, few would question his apparent status as de facto ruler of the Kingdom, and whatever questions remain about the upcoming succession center on the role family consensus will play. In fact, the more recent history of the Al Saud turns out to have been an anomaly, and the rapid elevation of the crown prince suggests that the traditional mechanisms of royal governance may have been more myth than reality.

The Crown Prince, Change And Failure: Grooming For Power?

In the midst of excited chatter over the latest news on Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, it has nearly been forgotten that King Salman is still in charge. The king, despite exaggerated reports of his declining health, continues to groom his favorite son for office, allowing him wide latitude for action while still holding back from a complete abdication.

Age of Disruption: The Fourth Saudi State?

Now that Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is firmly in control, is it premature to ask whether his footing is so secure, and his power base so distinct from that of his predecessors, that one may begin to distinguish the outlines of a fundamentally new political state?

The Strange Case Of The 'Salvatore Mundi' - Hiding In Plain Sight?

At the same time as the identity of the mysterious buyer of an expensive and controversial work of auctioned art is revealed to be Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the fate of dozens of royals detained for alleged corruption remains uncertain. Does the news of his purchase make a mockery of his economic austerity program, or is Muhammad sending a subtle message to his opponents?

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