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The Saudi Monarchy Catches Up With Its Millennials

Ryan Bohl
Middle East and North Africa Analyst, Stratfor
Aug 30, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
This photo shows a scooter rider passing graffiti alluding to the Saudi Vision 2030 modernization program

A man rides a scooter past a street artist's graffiti alluding to Vision 2030, the ambitious modernization program for Saudi Arabia being put forward by Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, on June 20, 2018, in Riyadh

(SEAN GALLUP/Getty Images)

For decades, conservatives defined what it meant to be a Saudi, at least in public. But privately, young Saudis were busy building their own identities -- and now Riyadh is racing to embrace them....

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