Arab Digest editor William Law is joined by the author and academic Christopher Davidson. He’s written several books on the Gulf — the latest, just published by Hurst, is titled, “From Sheikhs to Sultanism.”
Their conversation is about two crown princes and their transformation into regional power players. Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia enjoys playing on the world stage, while Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates takes a more quiet road. Yet both of them have consolidated power in an unprecedented manner as they shift from sheikhs to sultans.
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