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King Salman’s accession


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05 February 2015
Saudi Arabia’s new king did not wait long to restructure institutions and bring fresh faces into government, in changes which have given yet more influence to his son Mohammed and strengthened the position of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef. King Salman also promised money to his subjects, in a display of traditional Al-Saud largesse. This 10-page special report, originally published within GSN Issue 986, analyses the winners and losers in King Salman's new government, the new balance of power within the Al-Saud and the likely impact on domestic, energy and foreign policies – including GCC relations, and policies towards US, Syria, Iran and Yemen.

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