The Crown Prince will need all of his skills to balance the demands of tribal court politics while driving social and economic modernisation.
Posts by Leo Docherty
Leo Docherty is Director of the Conservative Middle East Council and a former soldier.
The UK should urgently engage with the Libyan National Army, and support its efforts to defeat the Islamist militias in the West of the country.
Local forces are always going to trump the good intentions of foreign governments. Iraq is an object lesson in the high price of naïveté.
Britain must stand up for the West in the Middle East, and our long-standing partnership with this island kingdom is essential to doing so.
The country’s brief period of Muslim Brotherhood rule was a disaster – for its economy, its security and its society.
Those protesting against the President’s visit present no viable alternative.