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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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2021-07-20 Death of Princess Nuf bint Khalid bin Abdallah
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2021-07-19 De Facto UAE Leader Visits Saudi Crown Prince Amid Tensions
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2021-07-17 Prince Faysal bin Farhan in Taskkent
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2021-07-13 OPEC Spat Spotlights Saudi Arabia's Struggle to Kick Oil Dependency
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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?

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?

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