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Saudi King Deposes Nephew And Promotes Son To Crown Prince

King Salman of Saudi Arabia replaced his nephew, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as crown prince on Wednesday when the King promoted his 31-year-old son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to be the new heir to the throne. 

We talk about the royal upheaval with Joseph Kechichian, a senior writer for the Dubai-based Gulf News. He’s also author of numerous books on the Persian Gulf region, including the books Succession in Saudi Arabia and his most recent translation of Nabil Khalife’s book, The Attempt to Uproot Sunni-Arab Influence: A Geo-strategic analysis of the Western, Israeli and Iranian Quest for Domination.

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