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  • Opinion: The Dark Underside Of Saudi Arabia The Crown Prince Is Loath To Change
    The Washington Post Editorial
    One view of Saudi Arabia was on display at the just-completed World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the kingdom sought to reassure investors and show off traditional Saudi food, music and culture. The finance minister, Mohammed al-Jadaan,declared, "Saudi Arabia today is different. It's not Saudi Arabia five years ago." He and other mini...
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  • Opinion: Crown Prince Of Hypocrisy
    The Washington Post Editorial
    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to shake up the hidebound kingdom. He has already announced that women will be permitted to drive, launched an anti-corruption campaign, allowed movie theaters to open next year, imposed budget austerity and revealed expansive ambitions to diversify the economy away from its dependence on oil. A...
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  • Opinion: China's Intrusive, Ubiquitous, Scary Surveillance Technology
    The Washington Post Editorial
    Step by step, China has been rolling out surveillance technology that is remarkably intrusive, comprehensive and ubiquitous. Eager to exploit gains in technology, Beijing seems little concerned about human rights or privacy violations.
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  • Opinion: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Is Getting Reckless
    The Washington Post Editorial
    Mohammed Bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince known for his bold and sometimes reckless steps to transform his country and its place in the Middle East, has staged his biggest coup yet.
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  • Opinion: The Night One Russian Military Officer May Have Saved The World
    The Washington Post Editorial
    He was often called "the man who saved the world," and in some sense, he did. On the night of Sept. 26, 1983, in a period of Cold War tension, Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel on duty at a missile attack early-warning center south of Moscow, was jolted by an alarm of a U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile attack on the Soviet Union.
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