Mohammed bin Salman
publication date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (part of Summer 2022)
clue: Despite his attempts to Westernize his father's kingdom, his initials strike fear into the hearts of his enemies, some as far as away as his country's consulate in Istanbul.
explanation: "MBS" is the crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia. He has invested heavily in tourism and Westernizing his country's laws, but he has also been linked to a number of acts of violence, most famously the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. more…
intended difficulty: hard