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Saudi Arabia’s Ailing Gerontocracy

Saudi Arabia’s Ailing Gerontocracy
By David Ottaway, Senior Scholar
December 01, 2010
The age and illness of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia have raised anew the concern that the fate of the world’s key oil producer is now in the hands of an ailing gerontocracy. Bed-ridden in a New York City hospital, the king at [...]

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