Simon Henderson
Simon Henderson

The Baker fellow and director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

 

Meet the Next Generation of Saudi Rulers

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to be shredding our understanding about how Saudi Arabia is ruled. Seeking to consolidate his power, he threw caution and consensus-building — the traditional techniques of Saudi leadership — out the window months ago, proceeding instead with almost reckless speed and an apparent disregard for winning the support of his uncles and numerous cousins.

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