Review by Reg Naulty
The paradox of Saudi Arabia is that it is a close ally of the United States, and that it has a conservative version of Islam. In the attack on the twin towers in New York on 9/11, fifteen out of the nineteen hijackers were Saudis, as was their leader, Osama bin Laden. This book is a portrait of the country’s crown prince and deputy prime minister, Mohammed bin Salman – an autocrat on the rise. It tells us much about his programme to modernise Saudi Arabia.
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