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The Rapid Rise of Mohammed bin Salman

Dec 6, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
Saudi Defense Minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center, stands for a photo-op with his counterparts from other countries in Saudi Arabia's Islamic Military Counterterrorism Coalition at a meeting in Riyadh.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center, is equally fond of tough talk and tough action, an approach that has raised eyebrows in and outside the kingdom.

(FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

The young Saudi crown prince's tough approach and brusque demeanor rub some in and outside the kingdom the wrong way. But the shake-up he's carrying out may be just what Saudi Arabia needs to survive in a new era....

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