Allowing women to drive and cracking down on corruption are just the start of a sweeping set of reforms Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman recently announced. Prince Mohammed’s plans could chart a new course for Saudi domestic politics. Yet as Brookings Institution fellow Adel Abdel Ghafar explains, whether the Saudi people will accept the austerity measures that Saudi Vision 2030 necessitates remains an open question. getAbstract recommends this to readers wondering whether Saudi Arabia will be more modern and economically diverse by 2030.
About the Author
Adel Abdel Ghafar is a fellow at the Foreign Policy program at Brookings Institution and the Brookings Doha Center, and author of Egyptians in Revolt: The Political Economy of Labor and Student Mobilizations 1919–2011.