Succession crisis in Saudi Arabia

Generational change has been postponed again in Saudi Arabia, and the appointment of Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz to the position of second deputy prime minister behind Crown Prince Salman has postponed the generational change in Saudi Arabia. The inner circle of princes that has run the kingdom for half a century will retain power and although the Saudi kingdom's succession process is clear for the foreseeable future, the real challenge and the possible succession crisis has only been delayed for a few years.A failure to solve this issue before the death of King Abdullah could very well start a inner crisis in the Saudi Dynasty.