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The Saudi prince: how dangerous is MBS?

Muhammad bin Salman, or MBS—the millennial crown prince of Saudi Arabia—appears increasingly invincible. With the war in Ukraine disrupting energy supplies, Western leaders are eager to get their hands on his oil. But should they worry about the young prince’s power?

00:00 - How dangerous is MBS
01:06 - How MBS has reformed Saudi Arabia
02:59 - Who is MBS?
03:36 - MBS’ rise to power
06:21 - Khalid Al-Jabri on MBS’ brutal regime
08:14 - The murder of Jamal Khashoggi
09:21 - The impact of the global energy crisis
10:02 - Who, if anyone, can stop MBS?

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