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Deposed Saudi crown prince confined to palace - The Guardian

Saudi officials deny claims Mohammed bin Nayef is under house arrest while power transition takes effect. Martin Chulov in Beirut. Thu 29 Jun 2017 12.20 EDT First published on Thu 29 Jun 2017 06.14 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...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 »

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 ...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 »

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

On June 14, in a long-discussed move, the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia announced that King Salman bin Abdulaziz removed Prince Mohammed bin Nayef from all of his positions, including the crown princeship and minister of interior. In his stead, Deputy ...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 ...and more »

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

Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared on Markaz. 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 ...and more »

Embrace a New Saudi Arabia - U.S. News & World Report

Saudi Arabia has a new crown prince. Mohammed bin Salman, known as MbS, is clearly now slated to succeed his father, King Salman. At 31, the kingdom has never seen anyone like him. He has been given very wide responsibilities as defense minister ...and more »

Mohammad Bin Salman Named Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince: The Saudi Chess Move - International Policy Digest (press release) (blog)

The appointment of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as the next heir to the Saudi throne has garnered a mixed reaction from the global community. The approval of this appointment came from “the decision by King Salman to promote his son and ...and more »

The World's Most Dangerous Man - Daily Reckoning

On June 19, Saudi Arabia reportedly captured three members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. A newsworthy story in its own right. But what the Saudis allege the three were doing is much bigger news. When captured, these three men were on-board one ...and more »