Dec 10, 2023

Saudi Arabia’s Strategy to Liberalize

The young Saudi crown prince must balance a desire for modernity with a conservative population.
Saudi Arabia’s Strategy to Liberalize

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Written by Anthony Constantini

What’s happening: In the coming years, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will become king of a country heavily reliant on oil revenues, an unsafe bet in the long term. But it’s also a country with a massive youth population. His solution since becoming crown prince in 2017 has been a slow, careful attempt at modernizing society and diversifying the economy.

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