Is Saudi Arabia on the cusp of change?

Source: BBC

Ask about change in Saudi Arabia.

The reply used to be: it will come, in its own way and in its own time, in the conservative kingdom.

_94606008_3ebfdf7e-71e7-4f49-9c1c-c8d6ea640a5aIt was another way of saying it would take a long time – and might never happen.

But, in Saudi Arabia now, talk of change is measured in months.

“I made a bet with a male colleague that the ban on women driving would end in the first six months of this year, and he said it would happen in the second half,” a successful Saudi businesswoman says to me over lunch in the capital, Riyadh.

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