Reuters/Fahad Shadeed - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz looks on during a graduation ceremony for Royal Saudi Air Force officers at King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh, January 1, 2013


The Next King of the Saudis: Salman, the Family Sheriff

January 23, 2015, Bruce Riedel

The newly crowned King Salman of Saudi Arabia has an established reputation of good governance with a lack of corruption, which foreshadows continuity to the stability engendered by the late King Abdullah, writes Bruce Riedel. This stability will be especially vital geopolitically, as the king faces immediate instability due to the beginnings of a Shia coup in Yemen.

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