The End of Elite Unity and the Stability of Saudi Arabia

March 22, 2018

by Stig Stenslie



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November 4, 2017 will be remembered as Saudi Arabia’s Night of the Long Knives, when Muhammad bin Salman consolidated his power to the extent that no single modern Saudi prince has before, while also dramatically undermining the Kingdom’s stability. Saudi Arabia looks like a train about to derail—or worse.