Bernard Haykel | Can Saudi Arabia reform itself?4 min read 30 Dec 2016, 01:35 AM IST
Saudi Arabia's ongoing transformation should not be underestimated. Its success or failure could affect stability not only in the Middle East, but also the world
In 2017, Saudi Arabia will continue to pursue the two key goals that King Salman set when he acceded to the throne in January 2015: to reduce the economy’s dependence on oil revenues and government spending; and to position the Kingdom as a regional hegemon that can meet any threat, especially from Iran.
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