MBS Is Increasingly Untouchable in Saudi Arabia—and the U.S.

Saudi Arabia's King and Crown Prince MBS
Saudi special forces salute in front of a screen displaying images of Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, July 3, 2022 (AP photo by Amr Nabil).

Saudi King Salman issued a royal order last week to make his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, prime minister. While the position is symbolic, it consolidates the crown prince’s de facto control of Saudi Arabia and guarantees him sovereign immunity, staving off legal action against him in a U.S. courtroom.

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