Friday, January 06, 2017

Muhammad bin Salman in Foreign Affairs

My question is this: if the Saudi regime were to produce a political advertisement would it be different than this, really?  "His command of the issues was solid, his delivery even better. His body language signaled confidence, even though he was the youngest and least experienced person in the room. He had charisma. But most important of all, he made a more powerful case for his country than any Saudi official had done before.The deputy crown prince’s commitment to meritocracy is real, and is completely antithetical to the country’s patronage-based gerontocracy. He recruits the best and the brightest, and those who underperform are either asked to pack up or offered early retirement plans..."