Saudi Arabia is having a troubled revolution:
When Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman rose to power in 2015, he was eager to establish a global image as a radical reformer.
Though the kingdom has changed under his leadership, the outside environment has as well. The doubling of oil prices has eased its financial burden, and Donald Trump’s election means less pressure to adhere to basic norms of international conduct.
Both developments have made it easier for the regime to behave in a way that’s outraged human rights activists and former allies. Now there’s the disappearance of prominent Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, causing a major diplomatic dispute:
And while he may have set out to transform his country, MBS has done nothing to change its utter dependence on the U.S.
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