The shape of power under King Salman

Saudi report- The shape of power under King Salman-Oct20

21 Oct 2020

This report presents an editorial pick of GSN's coverage of King Salman Bin Abdelaziz’s reign and is a must read for anyone with a serious interest in the Saudi Arabia.

The report highlights the significant changes made to government under King Salman and the rise of the king’s ambitious son Mohammed Bin Salman, now known worldwide simply as MBS.

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Other highlights include:

  • The series of important reshuffles and appointments made in 2017, 2019 and 2020. In these changes, more than 30 often younger generation Al-Saud received positions of authority in a system that had not traditionally favoured youth.
  • GSN’s extensive coverage of recent anti-corruption crackdowns and political purges – an important element of MBS’ appeal among some sections of the Saudi population.
  • MBS' moves against royal rivals and other Saudi dissidents.
  • The aftermath and fallout from the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
  • Coverage of the the allegations made against former crown prince Mohammed Bin Nayef (MBN) and the transfer of former Ministry of Interior companies set up under his control to a discreet unit of the Public Investment Fund.

The shape of power under King Salman


Price: £125

Format: PDF

Pages: 30

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The report was compiled from articles published within
Gulf States Newsletter (GSN) and is available as part of a
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