Focus on Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest oil producers along with Russia, is a US ally with a leader who is trying to reform the kingdom’s traditions to bring

so that they fit more easily into the modern world. Saudi is playing a major role in the current economic crisis brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic. But

the country is haunted by how the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has handled dissent especially the death of a prominent journalist.

  1. In a 500-word post, evaluate these stories about the leadership and the current oil crisis, listing three takeaways from each about what you learned. As

always details, examples and quotes will demonstrate your command of the material.

  1. One question you should address is the extent to which the US should cooperate with the Crown Prince and his government.

answer to question 2 should be Fight against iran and terrorism

Listen to the NPR Interview with NYTimes correspondent Ben Hubbard who has written a new book titled “MBS” about the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salaam,

who is the effective ruler of the oil-rich Kingdom. The can be found here: Listen to the NPR Interview with NYTimes correspondent Ben Hubbard who has written

a new book titled “MBS” about the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salaam, who is the effective ruler of the oil-rich Kingdom. The can be found here: Listen to

the NPR Interview with NYTimes correspondent Ben Hubbard who has written a new book titled “MBS” about the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salaam, who is the

effective ruler of the oil-rich Kingdom. The can be found here:

Listen to the NPR Interview with NYTimes correspondent Ben Hubbard who has written a new book titled “MBS” about the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salaam,

who is the effective ruler of the oil-rich Kingdom. The can be found here:

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/11/814468107/the-untold-story-of-saudi-crown-prince-mbs

Also read the Wall Street Journal story that is on the attached Word document (in several pieces because it had to be copied from the newspaper)

Saudi1.jpg SaudiWSJ2.pdf

For the Saudi Viewpoint and rebuttal of the alleged Saudi crown prince’s role in the killing of the journalist watch this interview with the Saudi Foreign

Minister:

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