WorldViews: The king and the cabinet: Saudi political reshuffle explained

By Brian Murphy, December 8, 2014

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah cleaned house Monday with the most sweeping cabinet shakeup in years. In many countries, changing faces of the political inner sanctum is simply a sign of careers on the upswing or in decline. In places such as Saudi Arabia, however, it’s a rare opportunity to peer — if only just a little — inside the priorities of a monarchy that holds its secrets tightly.

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