Anti-graft drive offers Saudi crown prince respite from foreign critics

Issue 1090 - 18 Oct 2019 | 4 minute read

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS)’s reputation may still suffer on (parts of) the international stage as a result of the destructive Yemen war, a fruitless boycott of Qatar and the lingering horror of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, but the Saudi heir apparent’s position appears secure at home, despite occasional murmurings of disquiet within the family over his absolutist rule. An important element of his sustained appeal among some sections of the Saudi population – particularly the kingdom’s numerous youth – is his anti-corruption campaign.

Want to read more?

Subscribe to Gulf States Newsletter

View subscription options

This article is available to registered users


Don't have an account?

Register for access to our free content

An account also allows you to view selected free articles and set up news alerts.


Join our community

Sign up for an account to gain:

  • Set up news alerts on the countries and sectors that matter to you.
  • Free access to newsletter articles under 100 words.
  • Free access to GSN View articles articles.

View a selection of Free articles

Explore subscription options

Follow us on Google News