Saudi Arabia: A New Vision

Sarah Al-Shawwaf, Vice President, Middle East and North Africa Practice, Albright Stonebridge Group

Since becoming Saudi Arabia’s newest heir apparent, Mohammed bin Salman is set on reshaping the Kingdom’s image. The recent anti-corruption sweep, social reforms, and Vision 2030—an agenda to wean the country’s oil reliance and diversify its economy—are all part of the blueprint towards modernization. Yet, how do factors such as high unemployment rate among youth, debates over social liberalization, and proxy conflicts with Iran and Qatar, impede reformation plans? And what impact will an increasingly stronger partnership between President Trump and MBS have on the regional politics of the Middle East?

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