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Analysis: The smooth accession of Salman conceals an intense internal struggle between Saudi Arabia's rulers, cemented by a succession system that pits brother against brother and promotes factional fighting.

Analysis: A façade of unity should not delude observers into thinking that all is well with Saudi Arabia's succession. Much will depend on the moves executed over the next weeks and months behind the closed doors of the Saud family.

Profile: King Salman of Saudi Arabia

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Profile: King Salman of Saudi Arabia

Succeeding his half-brother King Abdullah, Saudi's new king Salman brings more than half a century of political experience and represents continuity and stability.

Death of al-Saud: Uncertain times ahead

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Death of al-Saud: Uncertain times ahead

While King Abdullah's hand-picked successor will work to ensure stability, threats both domestic and foreign pose concerns for the future of the ...

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