Summary: a mass execution underlines the ruthlessness with which MbS is pursuing his dream of reshaping the kingdom in his image.
Summary: the Future Investment Initiative had a big splash at its launch in Riyadh in 2017. But after the 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi ‘Davos in the desert’ has struggled.
Summary: the purchase of a gaming company by MiSK looks a shrewd investment but one that opens up many questions about MbS’ charitable foundation.
Summary: Will the global battle against coronavirus help to counter three major MENA wars? The evidence is mixed.
Chapter 14 of new Arab Digest / Global Policy Journal e-book examines the impact of social media on the GCC: radical disruption bypassing formal hierarchies and changing social dynamics challenges the leadership and raises security concerns.