The Saudi game of thrones: Crown Prince Mohammed’s power grab

As featured in New Statesman

Saudi Arabia


“Is he becoming a despot or does he genuinely realise that if the kingdom does not turn now it is going to hit an iceberg?” said Michael Stephens, Middle East research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. “It’s only in five or ten years that we’ll be able to look back and say: this is the man who saved the country.”