Saudi Arabia's alignment amid shifting sands

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has of late been consolidating his domestic power, in anticipation of succeeding to the throne when his elderly father, King Salman, dies, abdicates or is incapacitated. MBS, as he is universally known, added the position of Prime Minister to his title, and proceeded to deal a blow to the Biden Administration by allying the Oil Producing and Exporting Countries, which Saudi Arabia leads, with Russia in cutting petroleum production. The move is designed to raise the price of oil and politically hurt President Biden, against whom both MBS and Vladimir Putin bear grudges. So is it all personal, or strategic, and could the Saudis possibly form an axis with their sworn enemies, the Iranians, who are allied with the Russians in the Ukraine war, in Syria and beyond?

Joining us from jerusalem is Eran Etzion Former Deputy Head National Security Council and a Panelist at TV7 Power in Play.
Also joining us from Jerusalem are Dr. Nir Boms, Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University, and Amir Oren TV7 Israel Editor at large and host of WT and PIP.

Studio Jerusalem

Serien ger tittaren en djupare förståelse av aktuella händelser i Israel och Mellanöstern. Expertsamtalen leds av Jonathan Hessen, nyhetsankare på TV7 Israel News.
  • Första sändningen: 2022-10-18, Himlen TV7
  • Avsnitt nummer: 720
  • Längd: 30 min
  • Talade språk:
  • engelska
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