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New Saudi Line of Succession

On Wednesday, Saudi King Salman appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, replacing the king's nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East, discussed the ramifications of this shift in the Saudi line of succession in interviews with the media:

Ulrichsen also authored "Who is Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince?", which appeared in the Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog.