Dr. Theodore Karasik and Cinzia Miotto co-authored this article. In late August and early September, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman led a Saudi delegation to Tokyo to meet with Japan's political leadership and business elite. Show More Summary
Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince is a young man in a big hurry. Amid plunging oil prices, 31-year-old Mohammad bin Salman is furiously promoting a plan to wean his country off of the fossil fuel while getting more of its people to work. “This guy is all about change,” Saudi analyst Ahmad Al-Ibrahim told […]
Egyptian authorities are to try 292 Islamic State militant group (ISIS) suspects for involvement in plots to assassinate Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. All individuals reported by...Show More Summary
By James M. Dorsey An unpublished survey of aspirations of young Saudi men suggests that garnering enthusiasm for Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud's vision of the kingdom's social and economic future, let alone a buy in,...Show More Summary
The public investment fund of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, is considering putting up as much as $45 billion over the next five years as the lead investor in the new SoftBank Vision Fund.
Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, has reportedly embraced a report from the management-consulting firm of McKinsey and Company, entitled Vision 2030, as his blueprint for weaning the Saudi economy from oil and laying the foundations for a thriving private sector. Show More Summary
As Congress considers a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudia Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef told the United Nations General Assembly that he's "puzzled" by the move given that Saudi Arabia "suffered from terrorism" long before 9/11. Show More Summary
According to the Saudi deputy crown prince, the Saudi Arabia and Russia wants to prevent a negative scenario from playing out in the Middle East.
Stability in the global oil market is impossible without Russia and Saudi Arabia, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman said on Sunday.
In 2015, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz ascended the throne of Saudi Arabia. He wasted little time in turning his tribe's long-held rule of succession, designed to maintain tribal harmony, on its head, by nudging aside the Crown Prince and imposing...Show More Summary
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia signed 15 preliminary agreements with China on Tuesday in sectors from energy to housing on a trip headed by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aimed at bolstering relations with a top energy customer and trade partner.
US Secretary of State John Kerry recently announced that he was ‘deeply troubled’ by photographs shown to him by Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, which allegedly show missiles shipped from Iran that are now being deployed at the Yemeni-Saudi border.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, into the early hours of Thursday morning on ways to end Yemen's conflict and resume peace talks between the warring sides.
Presidential candidate Marada Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh did not meet with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his latest trip to Paris as was reported in the media, despite the fact that the 2 stayed at the same hotel . He reportedly went to Paris with his family to visit the Disneyland […]
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and anti-terror tsar sought on Tuesday to reassure Saudis of the country’s security after suicide attacks targeting the holy city of Medina, the U.S. consulate in Jeddah and Shi’ites in the city of Qatif. At least four people were killed in the attacks on Monday. No group has claimed responsibility but […]
Saudi Arabia's millennial Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, is plotting to try and take over as the country's new king by the end of 2016, according to a report from news site Middle East Eye (MEE). MEE says, citing two anonymous...Show More Summary
By David Ignatius The tensions unsettling the Saudi royal family became clear in September, when Joseph Westphal, the U.S. ambassador to Riyadh, flew to Jiddah to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, nominally the heir to the throne. But when he arrived, he was told that the deputy crown prince, a brash 30-year-old named Mohammed […]
Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz held a meeting with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and discussed bilateral relations in the defense sphere and cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Saudi media reported.
Why is Saudi Arabia — a highly conservative state where very little changes — suddenly embracing various kinds of reform, including loosening its repressive gender policies? Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has launched a media offensive to sell Vision 2030, which Bloomberg BusinessWeek called “the $2 trillion project to get Saudi Arabia’s economy off […]
If you’re the secretary general of the United Nations, you sometimes have awkward meetings. The secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, had one of those sessions on Wednesday. Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, came with an eight-member delegation to discuss, among other things, Mr. Ban’s decision to cite the Saudi-led military […]