July 5, 2019
By Jonathan Chanis
Since the elevation in June 2017 of Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to Crown Prince, or next in line to the King, instability in Saudi Arabia and the wider region has grown to such an extent that many observers and analysts now say the oil geopolitical risk premium—the additional amount of money buyers will pay for a barrel of oil due to future supply uncertainty—has returned.
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|GPI Fellow and Senior Vice President of Policy, Jonathan Chanis is responsible for planning and directing the research, analysis, and writing of SAFE’s policy team. Before joining SAFE, Jonathan taught graduate students at Columbia University about energy security and scenario planning, and he consulted on petroleum and natural gas security, and supply and value chain management.