Reflections

Saudi Arabia's Next Generation Makes Ready

Sep 14, 2017 | 23:24 GMT
A portrait shows King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Salman (R) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

A portrait shows King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Salman (R) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The king's decision to step down is not a matter of if, but when.

(AMER HILABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Change is coming to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and it may soon reach the top of the monarchy. Amid the sweeping economic and political shifts underway throughout the tightly controlled country, anticipation is building about further adjustments to come. Chief among them is the king's impending abdication, which he is rumored to be planning for the near future in order to clear a path to the throne for new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman....

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