Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (Photo: REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed)

The appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as interior minister represents a significant move in the complex political chess game that is being played out in the Saudi royal family. King Abdullah in a bold and highly unusual manoeuvre effectively sacked Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz, a minister he had installed only a few months ago. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with F. Gregory Gause III, Professor of Political Science, at the University of Vermont.

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