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The startling rise of the brash young man who would be King of Saudi Arabia

Newly named Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, could succeed his ailing father within a year

MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN, FAVORED SON OF THE SAUDI King, has come a very long way in a very short time. His father, who only became King in 2015 at age 81, quickly named him Defense Minister and then deputy crown prince. He was given charge of Vision 2030, the landmark reform project intended to modernize the Saudi economy and, by extension, Saudi society. On June 21

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