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Saudi Arabia: King Salman's First 100 Days

As King Salman’s reign in Saudi Arabia approaches 100 days, we assess his performance and ask why has he chosen to launch a major military operation in neighboring Yemen.

As King Salman’s reign in Saudi Arabia approaches 100 days, we assess his performance. Why has he chosen to launch a major military operation in neighboring Yemen? What threats is the kingdom facing? What might be the consequences for Saudi Arabia and the region? We discuss the key players in the Saudi Royal family with Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East editor, Jane Kinninmont, a senior research fellow at Chatham House, Fahad Nazer, a political analyst at JTG, and Sir William Patey, a former UK ambassador to Riyadh.
Picture shows King Salman of Saudi Arabia. (Credit REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Files.)

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