Reflections

For Oman's New Sultan, a 21st Century Challenge

Ryan Bohl
Middle East and North Africa Analyst, Stratfor
Jan 16, 2020 | 11:00 GMT
Omani army officers carry Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said during a funeral procession Jan. 11 in Muscat.

High-ranking Omani army officials carry the coffin of the late Omani leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said toward his burial place on Jan. 11. Qaboos, who was not married and had no heirs, named his cousin Haitham bin Tariq al Said as his successor.

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The late Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said propelled his country into modernity; it's up to his successor to guide it to a future of geopolitical stability....

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