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Push to Execute Clerics Rattles Saudi Arabia

Discussing the possible death penalty for three prominent Saudi clerics, energy fellow Jim Krane asserts that "there is a strong case for pushing through with the most controversial changes now, before [Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman] assumes the throne and must accept full blame.” Wall Street Journal (subscription required): https://on.wsj.com/2CZnNg8