Royal Schism In The House Of Saud?
Persistent reports of royal disquiet about the role of the king’s favored son indicate that a showdown between rival factions may be imminent.
By - Simon Henderson*
Saudi Arabia’s leadership has been in turmoil since January, when King ‘Abd Allah died and was succeeded by Crown Prince Salman, who promptly promoted his 29-year-old son Muhammad to minister of defense.
The status of his son, or MbS as he is known, was...