The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Saudi Arabia Fights “Satire”

Sep 17, 2018

As it modernizes, Saudi Arabia under Mohammad bin Salman takes the lead in suppressing satire. Some human activities are less compatible than others with the policies of visionary leaders. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) has recently made clear his intention of reshaping Saudi Arabia’s...

Saudi Arabia’s Risky Plan Comes Undone

Nov 27, 2017

Mohammad bin Salman’s plan to bring the Middle East under Saudi control is slowly unraveling.  I ended my last piece on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MBS) master plan for the Middle East with the question, “What could possibly go wrong?” The answer is, everything. There are...

Time for Change in Saudi Arabia

Nov 03, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince wants to rewrite the rules of Islam to secure his regime’s future. Can he succeed? Change is usually measured in decades in the conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That’s what makes the revolution triggered by its young, impatient crown prince so...