The Arab Gulf's Tall Task to Transform the Populace
Mar 15, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
- Much like the USSR's failure to create a New Soviet Man, the Arab Gulf states' attempts to cultivate transformed, economically productive citizens are likely to founder due to a lack of local support.
- As Gulf Arab states encounter public resistance to their policies of economic reform, they are likely to fall back upon traditional means of pacifying their populations, such as massive public subsidies.
- At the same time, growing nationalism that the Gulf's royals houses cannot control could create more conflict in the region.