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The Kingdom and the Arab Uprisings

The Kingdom and the Arab Uprisings

In a report earlier this year, veteran Middle East scholar Gregory Gause addressed the question of how, given the level of unrest in the region, Gulf Monarchies have survived the Arab Uprisings. While Saudi Arabia shares some of the preconditions which led to unrest elsewhere in the Middle East—including high levels of state corruption and […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Energy Dilemma

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Dilemma

Of the 11.1 million barrels of oil produced in Saudi Arabia in 2011, over one quarter were consumed domestically – making The Kingdom the fifth largest oil consumer in the world. As Adam Rasmi writes in a recent article for Sada, Saudi Arabia has, somewhat surprisingly, even recently surpassed Germany’s consumption level, despite having less than one-third […]