January 2018 Issue [Letter from Saudi Arabia]
Saudi women push for the right to exercise
by Sarah Aziza,
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A dramatic illustration of these backdoor politics occurred in November, when Mohammad bin Salman was appointed by royal decree to head an “anticorruption committee” that, hours after its creation, arrested eleven princes and dozens of officials and businessmen. The arrests, ostensibly a cleanup campaign, raised speculations that the prince and his father are working together to consolidate power.