Book: Mbs


"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 ...

  • Author : Ben Hubbard
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 13 April 2021
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 13 : 9781984823830

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"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"--

Book: Blood and Oil


  • Author : Bradley Hope
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 01 September 2020
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 13 : 9780306846656

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From award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters comes a revelatory look at the inner workings of the world's most powerful royal family, and how the struggle for succession produced Saudi Arabia's charismatic but ruthless Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aka MBS.​ 35-year-old Mohammed bin Salman's sudden rise stunned the world. Political and business leaders such as former UK prime minister Tony Blair and WME chairman Ari Emanuel flew out to meet with the crown prince and came away convinced that his desire to reform the kingdom was sincere. He spoke passionately about bringing women into the workforce and toning down Saudi Arabia's restrictive Islamic law. He lifted the ban on women driving and explored investments in Silicon Valley. But MBS began to betray an erratic interior beneath the polish laid on by scores of consultants and public relations experts like McKinsey & Company. The allegations of his extreme brutality and excess began to slip out, including that he ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. While stamping out dissent by holding 300 people, including prominent members of the Saudi royal family, in the Ritz-Carlton hotel and elsewhere for months, he continued to exhibit his extreme wealth, including buying a $70 million chateau in Europe and one of the world's most expensive yachts. It seemed that he did not understand nor care about how the outside world would react to his displays of autocratic muscle—what mattered was the flex. Blood and Oil is a gripping work of investigative journalism about one of the world's most decisive and dangerous new leaders. Hope and Scheck show how MBS' precipitous rise coincided with the fraying of the simple bargain that had been at the head of US-Saudi relations for more than 80 years: oil, for military protection. Caught in his net are well-known US bankers, Hollywood figures, and politicians, all eager to help the charming and crafty crown prince. The Middle East is already a volatile region

Book: Mohammed Bin Salman


"Sheds light on the conundrums at the heart of any attempt to understand Saudi Arabia-and the man who is poised to rule the country for decades to come"--

  • Author : David Ottaway
  • Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • Release : 16 January 2022
  • Category: Saudi Arabia
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 13 : 1626379807

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"Sheds light on the conundrums at the heart of any attempt to understand Saudi Arabia-and the man who is poised to rule the country for decades to come"--

Book: Blood and Oil


Blood and Oil is a gripping work of investigative journalism about one of the world's most decisive and dangerous new leaders.

  • Author : Bradley Hope
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release : 01 September 2020
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 13 : 9780306846656

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Blood and Oil Book Summary :

From award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters comes a revelatory look at the inner workings of the world's most powerful royal family, and how the struggle for succession produced Saudi Arabia's charismatic but ruthless Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aka MBS.​ 35-year-old Mohammed bin Salman's sudden rise stunned the world. Political and business leaders such as former UK prime minister Tony Blair and WME chairman Ari Emanuel flew out to meet with the crown prince and came away convinced that his desire to reform the kingdom was sincere. He spoke passionately about bringing women into the workforce and toning down Saudi Arabia's restrictive Islamic law. He lifted the ban on women driving and explored investments in Silicon Valley. But MBS began to betray an erratic interior beneath the polish laid on by scores of consultants and public relations experts like McKinsey & Company. The allegations of his extreme brutality and excess began to slip out, including that he ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. While stamping out dissent by holding 300 people, including prominent members of the Saudi royal family, in the Ritz-Carlton hotel and elsewhere for months, he continued to exhibit his extreme wealth, including buying a $70 million chateau in Europe and one of the world's most expensive yachts. It seemed that he did not understand nor care about how the outside world would react to his displays of autocratic muscle—what mattered was the flex. Blood and Oil is a gripping work of investigative journalism about one of the world's most decisive and dangerous new leaders. Hope and Scheck show how MBS' precipitous rise coincided with the fraying of the simple bargain that had been at the head of US-Saudi relations for more than 80 years: oil, for military protection. Caught in his net are well-known US bankers, Hollywood figures, and politicians, all eager to help the charming and crafty crown prince. The Middle East is already a volatile region

Book: Behind the Kingdom s Veil


In Behind the Kingdom's Veil: Have breakfast with Royal Highnesses, meet Osama bin Laden's bomb-making trainer, enter palaces of secret service chiefs and diplomatic legends.

  • Author : Susanne Koelbl
  • Publisher : Mango
  • Release : 19 May 2020
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 1642503444

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#1 New Release in Saudi Arabia History - Witness the Mysterious World of Saudi Arabia Take a deep dive behind the veils and walls of one of the world's most secretive countries. Learn how religious extremism and oppression of women over the past forty years support a single goal-preserving the power of the House of Saud. Saudi Arabia plays a key world role yet few have first-hand knowledge of who lives, suffers, and wields power there. Now, Susanne Koelbl, award-winning military and foreign correspondent for the German news magazine Der Spiegel, unveils many secrets of this mysterious kingdom. As a journalist, for years Koelbl has traveled throughout the Middle East, and specifically Saudi Arabia, and recently lived in Riyadh during the most dramatic changes since the country's founding. She has long cultivated relationships on every level of Saudi society and is equally at ease with ultra-conservative Wahhabi preachers, oppositionists, and women from all walks of life. In Behind the Kingdom's Veil : Have breakfast with Royal Highnesses, meet Osama bin Laden's bomb-making trainer, enter palaces of secret service chiefs and diplomatic legends. Listen to intimate conversations with women who feel like prisoners in their homes, contrasted with their newly offered freedoms. Get to know journalist Jamal Khashoggi, murdered and brutally dismembered by order of the current regime. View an in-depth portrait of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), contrasting liberalization of Saudi society with ruthless oppression of dissenters. Chapter-by-chapter the black box that is Saudi Arabia opens. Become an eyewitness to the inner workings of the new as well as the traditional Saudi Arabia. Learn about the not-so-obvious facts of Saudi Arabia's history, politics and customs. Understand the intricate and often hidden power relations within the kingdom. If you have read books such as Karen Elliott House's On Saudi Arabia or Robert Lacey's Inside the Kingdom, Behind the Kingdom's Ve

Book: The Legacy of Mohammed bin Salman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia A Study of Human Rights Violations Gender Violence Civilian Suffering and Violation of Freedom of Expression in Saudi Arabia


Hence this book endeavours to improve public policy in Saudi Arabia; by exploring both social scientific and Islamic approaches, so that human rights and human dignity can finally be manifested in the Kingdom.

  • Author : Dr. Mark O'Doherty
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 17 May 2019
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 13 : 9780359646555

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Even though Saudi Arabia has taken a zero-tolerance approach to ISIL, the Kingdom undermines whatever good work it does by continuing to spend billions of dollars spreading Wahhabism, its ultraconservative brand of Islam Ð polling data suggesting that support for ISIL in Saudi Arabia hovers around 5%; representing over a half a million potential donors to ISIL. Also, Saudi ArabiaÕs human rights record remains among the worst in the world, with pressure on Saudi Arabia over the detention and treatment of political prisoners having grown in 2019: Female activists being subjected to electric shocks, lashings and sexual harassment in custody, in a crackdown ordered by King SalmanÕs heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who was also responsible for the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Hence this book endeavours to improve public policy in Saudi Arabia; by exploring both social scientific and Islamic approaches, so that human rights and human dignity can finally be manifested in the Kingdom.

Book: Rage


An account of the Trump presidency draws on interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, diaries, and confidential documents to provide details about Trump's moves as he faced a global pandemic, economic disaster, and racial unrest.

  • Author : Bob Woodward
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 14 September 2021
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 13 : 9781982131746

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Rage is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest. Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the president was warned that the Covid-19 epidemic would be the biggest national security threat to his presidency. In dramatic detail, Woodward takes readers into the Oval Office as Trump’s head pops up when he is told in January 2020 that the pandemic could reach the scale of the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed 675,000 Americans. In 17 on-the-record interviews with Woodward over seven volatile months—an utterly vivid window into Trump’s mind—the president provides a self-portrait that is part denial and part combative interchange mixed with surprising moments of doubt as he glimpses the perils in the presidency and what he calls the “dynamite behind every door.” At key decision points, Rage shows how Trump’s responses to the crises of 2020 were rooted in the instincts, habits and style he developed during his first three years as president. Revisiting the earliest days of the Trump presidency, Rage reveals how Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats struggled to keep the country safe as the president dismantled any semblance of collegial national security decision making. Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses as well as participants’ notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents. Woodward obtained 25 never-seen personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a “fantasy film.” Trump insists to Woodward he will triumph over Covid-19 and the economic calamity. “Don’t worry about it, Bob. Okay?” Trump told the author in July. “Don’t worry about it. We’ll get to

Book: Behind the Kingdom s Veil


Now, Susanne Koelbl, award-winning military and foreign correspondent for the German news magazine Der Spiegel, unveils many secrets of this mysterious kingdom.

  • Author : Susanne Koelbl
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release : 15 September 2020
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 13 : 9781642503456

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Witness the Mysterious World of Saudi Arabia Take a deep dive behind the veils and walls of one of the world’s most secretive countries. Learn how religious extremism and oppression of women over the past forty years support a single goal–preserving the power of the House of Saud. Saudi Arabia plays a key world role yet few have first-hand knowledge of who lives, suffers, and wields power there. Now, Susanne Koelbl, award-winning military and foreign correspondent for the German news magazine Der Spiegel, unveils many secrets of this mysterious kingdom. As a journalist, for years Koelbl has traveled throughout the Middle East, and specifically Saudi Arabia, and recently lived in Riyadh during the most dramatic changes since the country’s founding. She has long cultivated relationships on every level of Saudi society and is equally at ease with ultra-conservative Wahhabi preachers, oppositionists, and women from all walks of life. In Behind the Kingdom’s Veil : • Have breakfast with Royal Highnesses, meet Osama bin Laden’s bomb-making trainer, enter palaces of secret service chiefs and diplomatic legends. • Listen to intimate conversations with women who feel like prisoners in their homes, contrasted with their newly offered freedoms. • Get to know journalist Jamal Khashoggi, murdered and brutally dismembered by order of the current regime. • View an in-depth portrait of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), contrasting liberalization of Saudi society with ruthless oppression of dissenters. Chapter-by-chapter the black box that is Saudi Arabia opens. Become an eyewitness to the inner workings of the new as well as the traditional Saudi Arabia. Learn about the not-so-obvious facts of Saudi Arabia’s history, politics and customs. Understand the intricate and often hidden power relations within the kingdom. If you have read books such as Karen Elliott House’s On Saudi Arabia or Robert Lacey’s Inside the Kingdom, Behind the Kingdom’s Veil shou

Book: The Dark Side of Globalization


This is an important contribution to the key political debates of our time.

  • Author : Theodor H. Winkler
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release : 22 February 2018
  • Category: Globalization
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 13 : 9783643802651

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The Dark Side of Globalization Book Summary :

We live in an age of revolutionary change brought about by globalization and digitalization that profoundly alters the way we live and work. It offers us new possibilities and opportunities, knowledge grows exponentially, medicine and science leap forward, progress is fast. Yet it has its price. There is a dark side to globalization. Our cyber integrity is under attack; the financial markets may enter another crisis; global warming is threatening our future; and conflict and climate change combine with demographic pressures and the lack of economic perspectives in large parts of the Global South to provoke migration at a massive scale. Conflict, terrorism, organized crime, and fundamentalism converge as a threat. Our institutions have difficulty coping; mankind is hard pressed to adapt. Politics become more volatile. Stability is a word from the past. In his new book Theodor H. Winkler presents a fascinating review of the trends that mark the age of globalization we live in, and of the political questions raised by it. He analyzes what are the policy trends in, and implications of, an unruly world, and he makes concrete proposals what should be done to improve our ability to cope with the multiple challenges posed. This is an important contribution to the key political debates of our time. It is a must for diplomats, politicians, journalists, representatives of non-governmental institutions, academics, and anybody interested in politics. (Series: International Relations - Diplomacy - Security / Aussenpolitik - Diplomatie - Sicherheit, Vol. 3) [Subject: Politics, Globalization, International Relations, Climate Change]

Book: Profile of a Prince


Saudi Arabia and its de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, are beset on all sides by problems.

  • Author : Karen Elliott House
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 16 January 2022
  • Category: Saudi Arabia
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 13 : OCLC:1099525589

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Saudi Arabia and its de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, are beset on all sides by problems. Many of the current challenges are of the Crown Prince’s own making. Even without the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, it is arguably time for the U.S. to reassess its decades old alliance with Saudi Arabia. Washington needs a clear-eyed assessment of America’s current and future interests. Such a strategic reassessment would prioritize reforms to bolster domestic stability in the Kingdom over weapons sales and support for Riyadh’s increasingly reckless and aggressive posture toward its great regional rival, Iran. Economic reform is most essential to secure Saudi Arabia’s future vis-a-vis Iran. Mohammed bin Salman now is testing whether his forced march to modernity using tough and sometimes brutal tactics can bring the change that so far has eluded Saudi rulers.

Book: The Son King


Charting old and new challenges to the fragile Saudi nation from the kingdom's very inception, this blistering book exposes the dangerous contradictions at the heart of the Son King's Saudi Arabia.

  • Author : Madawi Al-Rasheed
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 February 2021
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 13 : 9780197580516

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In 2018, journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi regime operatives, shocking the international community and tarnishing the reputation of Muhammad bin Salman, the kingdom's young, reformist crown prince. Domestically, bin Salman's reforms have proven divisive, and his adoption of populist nationalism and fierce repression of diverse critical voices--religious scholars, feminists and dissident youth--have failed to silence a vibrant and well-connected Saudi society. Madawi Al-Rasheed lays bare the world of repression behind the crown prince's reforms. She dissects the Saudi regime's propaganda and progressive new image, while also dismissing Orientalist views that despotism is the only pathway to stable governance in the Middle East. Charting old and new challenges to the fragile Saudi nation from the kingdom's very inception, this blistering book exposes the dangerous contradictions at the heart of the Son King's Saudi Arabia.