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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »