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Target Saudi Arabia: To Demonize and Belittle

Target Saudi Arabia: To Demonize and Belittle Review Essay Contemporary Review Target Saudi Arabia: of the Middle East 9(3) 362 –370, 2022 To Demonize and Belittle © The Author(s) 2022 Reprints and permissions: https://doi.org/10.1177/23477989221086382 in.sagepub.com/journals- permissions-india DOI: 10.1177/23477989221086382 journals.sagepub.com/home/cme Joseph A. Kéchichian David Ottaway (2021), Mohammed bin Salman: The Icarus of Saudi Arabia? Lynne Rienner Publishers. Price: US$89.95, 232 pp. ISBN: 978–1–62637–978–7 (Hardcover). David Ottaway, a fellow in the Middle East program at the Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and a long-time journalist at The Washington Post, concludes his most recent book on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its heir apparent with the following: Saudiologists are left with nothing to judge [the heir apparent] by other than the first five years of his iconoclastic debut on the Saudi political scene. These years have produced conflicting, and often disturbing, evidence of his character. He has shown himself to be highly impulsive, ruthless, self-centered, greedy, and extremely vindictive. He has made clear his price for reforms will be unprecedented repression. … [and] we are left to divine his prospects on the basis of a troubling start to the reign of an upstart young prince with unbridled ambition to become a global leader and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Review of the Middle East SAGE

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© 2022 SAGE Publications
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2347-7989
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2349-0055
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10.1177/23477989221086382
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Review Essay Contemporary Review Target Saudi Arabia: of the Middle East 9(3) 362 –370, 2022 To Demonize and Belittle © The Author(s) 2022 Reprints and permissions: https://doi.org/10.1177/23477989221086382 in.sagepub.com/journals- permissions-india DOI: 10.1177/23477989221086382 journals.sagepub.com/home/cme Joseph A. Kéchichian David Ottaway (2021), Mohammed bin Salman: The Icarus of Saudi Arabia? Lynne Rienner Publishers. Price: US$89.95, 232 pp. ISBN: 978–1–62637–978–7 (Hardcover). David Ottaway, a fellow in the Middle East program at the Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and a long-time journalist at The Washington Post, concludes his most recent book on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its heir apparent with the following: Saudiologists are left with nothing to judge [the heir apparent] by other than the first five years of his iconoclastic debut on the Saudi political scene. These years have produced conflicting, and often disturbing, evidence of his character. He has shown himself to be highly impulsive, ruthless, self-centered, greedy, and extremely vindictive. He has made clear his price for reforms will be unprecedented repression. … [and] we are left to divine his prospects on the basis of a troubling start to the reign of an upstart young prince with unbridled ambition to become a global leader and the

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Contemporary Review of the Middle EastSAGE

Published: Sep 1, 2022

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