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Coming to America: The Saudi Prince’s Charm Offensive

Mohammed bin Salman will meet Trump and CEOs with a reputation to enhance.
Mohammed bin Salman in London on March 7.
Mohammed bin Salman in London on March 7.Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg
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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, arrives in Washington on a grand tour of the U.S. this week seeking to burnish his credentials as a decisive reformer to do business with.

With reports of brutality at home, delays to his plans to transform the economy and a deepening proxy conflict with Iran in neighboring Yemen, the prince’s charm offensive to the American capitals of government, finance and entertainment has taken on more urgency.