Khaled bin Salman takes centre stage on Yemen
Khaled bin Salman, the vice-minister for defence and son of King Salman bin Abdelaziz, is increasingly involved in the situation [...]
The deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia is the youngest defence minister in the world in a country where old age is the norm at the top. Surrounded by a younger guard, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud has launched a number of reforms since his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz came to power, articulated around the Vision 2030 programme. His influence on the regime’s apparatus is growing, which has caused a certain amount of jealousy on the part of his rivals, most notably the crown prince and interior minister Mohammed Bin Nayef.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has recently upped the political presence at the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) and he is now looking for skilled business negotiators to steer the new procurement apparatus. [...]
The development of Saudi Arabia's cyber-security sector, which Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has made a priority, is being spearheaded by the part-publicly owned Saudi Information Technology Company (SITC). The firm is looking to develop while being mindful of the internal and regional power balance. [...]
The billions of dollars being injected into the vast Al-Ula archaeological tourist project is the stuff of dreams for France's industrial players and ministry of foreign affairs, which have been pulling out all the stops in Riyadh. [...]