Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Saudi Crown Prince's Mass Purge Upends a Longstanding System

November 6, 2017 The New York Times

Senior Fellow Chas Freeman comments on the purge Saudi Arabia's crown prince ordered this past weekend in a massive transformation of the kingdom's governance. “It is the coup de grâce of the old system...Gone. All power has now been concentrated in the hands of Mohammed bin Salman.”

Saudi Crown Prince's Mass Purge Upends a Longstanding System (comments by Chas Freeman) – The New York Times