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Before the new crown prince’s advent, his cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef, had been in charge of relationships with Washington, especially with the CIA.
In short order, Nayef was pushed out and the Americans understood exactly who the strong man in town was.
Bin Salman became the contact not only between the kingdom and Washington, but also with Russia: the new heir met with President Vladimir Putin several times to coordinate policy on Syria and Iran.
It's reminiscent of a black-and-white pirate flag and, for some, it conjures up similar feelings of death, destruction, outlaws and violence.Bin Salman agrees with America on the need to thwart Russian influence in the region; to topple President Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria; and to act firmly against ISIS and other radical organizations, from the Muslim Brotherhood to Hezbollah.During the last two years, several Arab websites have reported that bin Salman also met with top Israelis.Nothing is more inviting than the private sanctuaries of the Indian Ocean.Tiny perfect islands resting like jewels on the cobalt silk of the ocean surrounded by endless horizons and sumptuous undulating landscapes.Could high bride prices be fueling global terrorism, conflict and instability?