Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Articles & Testimony
Photographs from Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz's funeral provide a predictive glimpse into Saudi political life.
A royal funeral took place in Riyadh last Sunday that matched all the photographic intrigue of the gathering of British royals on Christmas Day. At the latter, tabloid reporters hunted for any signs of hostility between the “warring wives of Windsor”—Kate and Meghan, the spouses of Princes William and Harry, who are reported not to get on. The Saudi version, however, is politically far more substantial and will feed speculation about when and how a leadership change may take place in the kingdom...