MBS has become increasingly powerful amid his father’s continuing health battles and political shakeups in the kingdom.
A flurry of condemnations, proposed sanctions, and canceled arms deals against Saudi Arabia followed Jamal Khashoggi’s death on October 2, 2018. But in the two years since, most countries have resumed normal relations with the kingdom.
Days after the second anniversary of the journalist’s murder, we are exploring Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s rise to power in the country, and on the global stage.
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Priyanka Tilve produced this episode with Amy Walters, Abigail Ony Nwaohuocha, Dina Kesbeh, Negin Owliaei, Alexandra Locke, Ney Alvarez, and Malika Bilal.
Alex Roldan is The Take’s sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take‘s executive producer, and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.
Special thanks to Patty Sabga.