June 2, 2012

Saudi Arabia Atop a Powder Keg

Robert Looney, Foreign Policy

AP Photo

With its coffers still overflowing, Saudi Arabia appears to have avoided contagion from the Arab Spring through massive government expenditures ---what amounts to hush money for disaffected youth and minorities. But the country's surface calm is just that; peek a few metaphorical inches down, and one discovers a dysfunctional society that is becoming unmanageable.

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TAGGED: Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia


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