Mohammed bin Nayef


  • Saudi Arabia 2017-12-02 05:37

    By Sarah Leah Whitson

    When elites get a taste of their own medicine

    In late 2006, I traveled to Saudi Arabia on behalf of Human Rights Watch to discuss human rights with Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, then the assistant interior minister for security affairs. He explained to me the merits of his country’s project to rehabilitate extremists by detaining several thousand Saudis until religious leaders declared them reformed.

  • Saudi Arabia 2017-07-29 09:39

    By Bruce Riedel

    Al-Qaeda strikes back

    Al-Qaeda declared war on the Saudi royal family 15 years ago with a call to revolution by Osama bin Laden that precipitated the most serious and dangerous violence in the modern kingdom since its founding.

  • پروفسور محمود منشی پوری 2017/06/28

    Professor Mahmood Monshipouri, University of California, Berkeley

    The new power shake-up in Saudi Arabia

    The Saudi Arabia’s succession battle took a new turn on June 21, 2017, when Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, was elevated to a higher status, namely, the crown prince.  In a series of royal decrees, King Salman ousted his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef as crown prince and named his son Mohammed bin Salman as next in line of succession to the throne.  The new crown prince’s rise to power indicates a dramatic reordering of the Kingdom’s power structure.