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Power Transitions in Saudi Arabia Spell Changes in the Middle East

Bruce Riedel YaleGlobal, 2 July 2015
King Salman’s first six months introduce uncertainty in an already turbulent Middle East
WASHINGTON : In less than six months since the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdallah, the new king has made changes in the kingdom’s leadership. The changes have introduced considerable uncertainty in an absolute monarchy that has long prized continuity, experience and risk aversion. More >

Central Banks: Printing Money Delays Domestic Structural Reforms

Will Hickey YaleGlobal, 30 June 2015
Amid intense competition and quantitative easing, countries that innovate and reduce bureaucracy will be more influential

Challenge of “Recent-ism” in the Middle East

Alexander Evans YaleGlobal, 25 June 2015
Al Qaeda and ISIL have more similarities than differences; strategic counterterrorism efforts must be applied

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