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Crown Prince's power grab poses new regional risks
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman poses in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, in July 2017. Photo: Presidency Press Service / AP

In Saudi Arabia, foreign and domestic policy have long been intertwined: Royals use diplomacy to consolidate legitimacy at home but also to solicit consensus from Saudi elites that acts to buttress their policies abroad. All that has now changed.