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The Arab Spring finally arrives in Saudi Arabia

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Published: 27 November 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The most significant reform process underway anywhere in the Middle East today is in Saudi Arabia. Though I came here at the start of Saudi winter, I found the country going through its own Arab Spring, Saudi style.

Unlike the other Arab Springs, this one is led from the top down by the country’s 32-year-old crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and, if it succeeds, it will not only change the character of Saudi Arabia but the tone and tenor of Islam across the globe.

FULL STORY Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at last (NYT)

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Artwork: Shonagh Rae

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