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Monday, June 18, 2012

''Death in Arabia: Saudi conundrum''

From Indian PunchLine
MK Bhadrakumar

''The sudden death of the Saudi Crown Prince Nayef brings to focus the Saudi conundrum. The problems facing the country are challenging — archaic monarchic system, rampant corruption and venality, growing socio-economic challenges, Shi’ite empowerment, regional upheaval and a tough neighborhood. But the mother of all ironies is set to unfold in the next 30-day period when Nayef is laid to rest and a new Crown Prince to be selected. ''

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