August 24, 2012

Arab Spring Comes to Saudi Arabia

Peter Fragiskatos, National Post

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Of all the changes brought on by the Arab Spring, it is the ongoing unrest in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province - home to a large Shiite minority, and holding 90% of the country's oil reserves - that could prove to be the most important in the long run.

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