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It was brutal, the prince in the Middle east power to be reckoned with

It wasn't easy to figure out how they were going to spend a night in Riyadh, when I was living there in 2008. Almost everything was banned: movie theaters, concerts, and dance performances. The saudi arabian capital gain publikevenemang heard by the public decapitations, Friday, at Diratorget.

Today, the situation is different. The religious police have been vingklippts, and it has been legalized movies and music, gubevars the booming techno music. Women are allowed to drive a car, and, lo and behold, go to the football games.
Riyadh, in 2014. Women are allowed to drive a car.Photo by: < / b> of HASAN JAMALI / AP, TT NEWS agency

the World's most reactionary, the state has begun to drop into the present, albeit in controlled doses.

One of the Nation's most powerful men.

The author name Muhammad bin al-qaeda ", ”MBS” referred to as. A few years ago, he oljekungadömets, the crown prince and actual ruler, which makes him one of the Nation's most powerful men.

He is also young, which plays an important role in an absolute monarchy. Then, for decades, saudi Arabia has been led by decrepit old men, as king, Salman, at 84 years of age, but his son is only 34. Can the MBS to avoid the accident, palatskupper, and other incidents to learn he still has control of saudi Arabia in the year 2070.
Mohammed bin Salman.Photo by: < / b> AMR NABIL / AP, TT NEWS agency/ NTB SCANPIX

the Reason is, therefore, to read the New York Times journalist, Ben Hubbard the new biography, ”MBS: The Rise to Power of Muhammad bin al-qaeda”, which is skillfully put together what we know about the crown prince.

Unfortunately, there is not a lot.

It sounds crazy – but it was

up Until 2010, the beginning of each MBS is one of the hundreds of the unknown to the young princes. The power fell on him, and no one else seems to have been due to a combination of luck and hard hands. Kronprinstiteln secured, for example, through the kidnapping of his cousin and claim his place in the succession. It sounds crazy, but it worked.

the vagaries of the "brutality" has come to dominate the saudi government.

in the Spring of 2015 to got to Sweden to experience the safety of the new ways, after a critical statement of the Wallström was met with uncharacteristic fury. The same foaming wrath of god is addressed later in Canada. Most likely, it was the MBS that you'd hope, but without too much thought, cranked up the volume to eleven.

ms Margot Wallström. Sweden's minister of foreign affairs in 2015.Photo by: < / b> NAINA HELéN JÅMA/TT / TT NEWS agency

Though the decision to invade Yemen in march 2015, seems to have been taken with a shrug of the shoulders by the MBS, then the new secretary of defense. Saudi diplomats are promised the victory in a few weeks, but the fighting continues, five years down the line.

This is a present janus-like appearance, the Hubbard concludes.

in the Book, kusligaste the following sections describe how the repression is intensifying, in line with the MBS assures her of the position. Police arrest one of the day, the men, the next is a lot to do, and then Koranlärda. The silence stretches out, and the Hubbards, and select decline the call. The story concludes with the styckmordet the dissident: Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey until 2018.

This is a present janus-like appearance, the Hubbard concludes.

Jamal Khashoggi.Photo by: < / b> of HASAN JAMALI / AP, TT NEWS agency

On the other hand, the MBS reformprinsen, the young people's champion, the man who wants to modernise the kingdom of saudi Arabia, to reduce oil-dependency and air out of fundamentalism.

On the other hand, the lynnige despot, which does not seem to listen to anyone who has replaced the hundrahövdade kungaklanen with a sabelspetsen balancing autocracy.

a man on the throne can be a lot to catch happen until 2070.

Aaron Lund, sweden, is the Mellanösternkännare, and the staff of the Swedish newspaper Expressen kultursida. His most recent book is ”Syria is on fire. How the revolution against president Assad, became one of the civil war”.

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Ben Hubbard.

in the MEGABYTES of The Rise to Power of Muhammad bin al-qaeda.

and Tim Duggan Books.

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