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Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince Is a Bumbling Hothead. Trump Needs to Treat Him Like One. - POLITICO Magazine

President Donald Trump, like a star-struck teenager, has been swooning over King Salman of Saudi Arabia and his 31-year-old son and new crown prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, known to U.S. diplomats as MBS. Since FDR, American presidents have been enamored ...and more »

Deposed Saudi Prince Is Said to Be Confined to Palace - New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The recently deposed crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef, has been barred from leaving the kingdom and confined to his palace in the coastal city of Jidda, according to four current and former American officials and ...and more »

Deposed Saudi crown prince confined to palace - The Guardian

Saudi boys play in front of a billboard showing King Salman flanked by Mohammed bin Salman (right) and Mohammed bin Nayef. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP. The deposed Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, has been confined to his palace in the Red Sea city ...and more »

Will Saudi Arabia's King Salman Abdicate? - Lawfare (blog)

Last week, King Salman abd al Aziz al Saud fired his crown prince, Muhammad bin Nayef (MBN), and elevated his favorite son, Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS), to be the heir apparent. No king had ever fired a sitting crown prince before, but Salman has ...and more »

The Elevation of Mohammed bin Salman Settles the Saudi Succession Question for Decades - Center For American Progress

Al-Ekhbariya via APNewly appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman kisses the hand of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef at the royal palace in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, June 21, 2017. On June 14, in a long-discussed move, the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia announced ...and more »

The Startling Rise of the Brash Young Man Who Would Be King of Saudi Arabia - TIME

Mohammed bin Salman, favored son of the Saudi King, has come a very long way in a very short time. His father, who only became King in 2015 at age 81, quickly named him Defense Minister and then deputy crown prince. He was given charge of Vision 2030 ...and more »

Saudi Arabia denies deposed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been confined to palace - The Independent

Officials in Saudi Arabia have denied reports that the former next in line to the throne, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, has been put under the watch of guards loyal to his successor and barred from leaving the country. Prince bin Nayef, also formerly the ...and more »

Saudi Arabia: Dynasty coup and Trumps' bottomless basket - Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Professors Gary Sick and Farhang Jahanpour took part in an online debate on Saudi Arabia's recent developments where both underlined the failure of Saudi Arabia's governing body. Gary Sick, former member of the US National ...and more »

With new crown prince, Saudi Arabia doubles down on political repression and regional aggression - Tehran Times

Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz has shaken his nation's closed political system by making his youngest son his heir. Although heralded as a “modernizer,” 31-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, is the architect of ...and more »

Saudi Economy Shrinks, Showing Task Facing New Crown Prince - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia's economy shrank by 0.5 percent in the first quarter, illustrating the scale of the challenge facing the country's new heir as he overhauls an economy still reliant on a struggling oil industry. Gross domestic product was 643 billion ...and more »