As soon as Prince Mohammed bin Salman was appointed Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince on Thursday, global media outlets were quick to break the news and publish in-depth articles and opinions on what his position might mean for both the Middle East and western world.
The appointment of the new crown prince could have a strong impact on Saudi policy in several key areas that matter to the United States.Oren Dorell, USA Today
[Mohammed bin Salman]’s impact has been widely felt in Saudi Arabia and across the region. He is seen as a modernizer of his hidebound kingdom and a champion of its frustrated youth.Sudarsan Raghavan & Kareem Fahim, The Washington Post
Wall Street Journal
The elevation of Mohammed bin Salman is a bet he can pull off a radical financial and economic transformation.Summer Said, Justin Scheck & Michael Amon, Wall Street Journal
[Mohammed bin] Salman, nicknamed ‘Mr Everything’, is seen as a symbol of hope for the country's youth - important in a nation where half the population is under 25.Chris Pleasance, Daily Mail
Mohammed bin Salman’s appointment may make Saudi policy more hawkish against long-time enemy Iran.Stephen Kalin & William Maclean, Reuters
Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the ‘new and ambitious face’ of the Saudi kingdom.Martin Chulov, The Guardian