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MBS : the rise to power of Mohammed Bin Salman / Ben Hubbard.


"MBS is the untold story of how a mysterious young prince emerged from Saudi Arabia's sprawling royal family to overhaul the economy and society of the richest country in the Middle East--and gather as much power as possible into his own hands. Since his father, King Salman, ascended to the throne in 2015, Mohammed bin Salman has leveraged his influence to restructure the kingdom's economy, loosen its strict Islamic social codes, and confront its enemies around the region, especially Iran. That vision won him fans at home and on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, in Hollywood, and at the White House, where President Trump embraced the prince as a key player in his own vision for the Middle East. But over time, the sheen of the visionary young reformer has become tarnished, leaving many struggling to determine whether MBS is in fact a rising dictator whose inexperience and rash decisions are destabilizing the world's most volatile region. Based on years of reporting and hundreds of interviews, MBS reveals the machinations behind the kingdom's catastrophic military intervention in Yemen, the bizarre detention of princes and businessmen in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton, and the shifting Saudi relationships with Israel and the United States. And finally, it sheds new light on the greatest scandal of the young autocrat's rise: the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Istanbul, a crime that shook Saudi Arabia's relationship with Washington and left the world wondering whether MBS could get away with murder. MBS is a riveting, eye-opening account of how the young prince has wielded vast powers to reshape his kingdom and the world around him"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781984823823
  • ISBN: 1984823825
  • Physical Description: xx, 359 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tim Duggan Books, an imprint of Random House, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-335) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The kingdom -- Arrivals -- Coronation -- Young prince rising -- Courting Obama -- No such thing as wahhabism -- Grand visions -- A role for journalism -- The two Mohammeds -- MBS's war -- So-called allies -- A true friend in the White House -- A stab in the back -- A journalist at work -- Lord of the flies -- An insider in exile -- Driving a life -- A hologram for the Crown Prince, part one -- We have reason to believe our Prime Minister has been kidnapped by Saudi Arabia -- Guests of the king -- A night at the opera -- Charm tours -- Black panther -- Oh Canada -- Looking for love -- A hologram for the Crown Prince, part two -- Afterword.
Subject: Āl Saʻūd, Muḥammad bin Salmān bin ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, 1985-
Saudi Arabia > Politics and government > 21st century.
Saudi Arabia > Social conditions > 21st century.
Saudi Arabia > Relations.
HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern.
International relations.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Saudi Arabia.
Genre: Biographies.

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