Dec. 5, 2017
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a young man in a hurry. When I visited Saudi Arabia in February, he was still only the deputy crown prince. Nevertheless, it was he – not his father, 81-year-old King Salman, or his cousin, the then-crown prince, 58-year-old Muhammed bin Nayef – who was the talk of the town.
The 32-year-old Prince Mohammed is regarded as the brains and energy behind Vision 2030, an ambitious plan to construct a dynamic and diverse Saudi economy, one not dependent on extracting and exporting petroleum.