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Bin Nayef

Bin Nayef: A political death by a thousand cuts

By Olivia Alabaster As an overnight royal decree stripped Mohammed bin Nayef of his title as crown prince, and simultaneously of his role as deputy prime minister and interior minister, footage aired on Saudi state television showed a…

Saudi palace coup: The sequel

A Saudi prince needs three sources of power to become king. In order of importance, they are the United States, the royal family, and the Saudi people, although the latter come a distant third in any calculation. This has been the…