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A Different Outlook for Reform Elsewhere in the Gulf

Jan 27, 2017 | 09:15 GMT
Reform processes in Oman, Qatar and the UAE may be helped by their relative lack of sectarianism.
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The governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are heeding the call to reform. Low oil prices have shaken their economies -- even the economies that have diversified away from energy production -- and the threat of unrest looms large. In each of the six countries that make up the bloc, enacting reform will be an uphill battle. But some Gulf governments, and their people, will have an easier time than others....

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