The Debate over Saudi Arabia's Future

Issue 497 - 18 Oct 1994
The recent arrest of at least 110 suspected opponents of the Saudi government has focused international attention on the political stability of the Kingdom. This dramatic move was the latest in a series of political and economic crises that have buffeted the regime since the 1991 Gulf War. Among Saudi watchers debate rages over whether the Kingdom is entering a period of fundamental change or whether the regime will weather current events as it has past upsets.

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