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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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The Egyptian Economy in 2013

The Egyptian Economy in 2013

Despite the momentous political changes which have taken place since the revolution, the Egyptian economy still faces serious structural difficulties.