One Month On, Gauging Saudi Arabia’s New King

One Month On, Gauging Saudi Arabia’s New King
Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz at King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 27, 2015 (AP photo by Carolyn Kaster).

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—One month has passed since King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud ascended to the throne to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, taking the reins of a country that is a pivotal player in the Middle East, the Muslim world, international energy markets and the global economy. He took power at a moment of turbulence and potentially lasting, dramatic change. Understanding precisely how he will steer his country is a matter of great interest here in the Arabian Peninsula and around the globe. From the moment he became Saudi Arabia’s reigning monarch, Salman announced his guiding principle would […]

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