The year of 2018 was not calm for the crown prince of the young and powerful Saudi Arabia. He is now more than ever pressurized by media and politics. However, there is no sign of a decisive change in his behaviour, although these pressures have made him harder. In the following, some of the binaries for Bin Salman, which has tarnished his reputation at the regional and international levels, comes.
In the spring of this year, the assassination of the crown prince was raised, and once again, internal disputes in Saudi Arabia were highlighted in the media regarding the arrival of Bin Salman. His long absence in the media confirmed rumours. The truth is, with all the actions that the young crown prince has done to suppress the opposition, they are still afraid of their area.
The Guardian recently reported a new level of disagreement. The report cites the differences between Salman and his son regarding the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Yemeni war, the appointment of some officials and ambassadors, and so on. Even if it is not so accurate, this report will not be of any use to the media in the interest of bin Salman.
The killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a critically acclaimed journalist, bin Salman, who turned Turkey’s artistic play into the disclosure of information into one of the most important regional and international news, placed bin Salman’s character under the scales more than ever before. The soft power of Bin Salman was so shocked that his trip to some African countries was accompanied by prominent popular protests.
That every few days, a US Congressman or Senate representative to express concern over the kingdom of Bin Salman and the dangers of it is not desirable for his image of trying to identify himself as the first person in the Arab world. However, at a strategic level, America’s position on bin Salman and Saudi Arabia is clear.