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As the Economy Undermines the Saudi Social Contract, Riyadh Finds Other Ways to Keep Order

Ryan Bohl
Middle East and North Africa Analyst, Stratfor
May 22, 2020 | 11:00 GMT
Saudi currency.

Saudi currency.


While nationalism, economic control and the security forces will work for the government for a while, the longer austerity persists, the less effective they will prove....

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