Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

Author

Simon Mabon

Lancaster University, UK
Simon Mabon
It’s a Family Affair: Religion, Geopolitics and the Rise of Mohammed bin Salman
April 1, 2018
Over the past year, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has experienced a period of rapid transformation under the direction of a new Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, the son of the current King. Domestically, Bin Salman has overseen political reform in the upper echelons of the al-Saud ruling family, whilst embarking on a more pro-actively anti-Iranian foreign policy. This article looks at the actions of the new crown prince to explore the impact of Bin Salman’s influence on both the Kingdom and the Middle East more broadly.

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