Friday, January 23, 2015

The New Yorker

Trouble and Transition in the Gulf
by Robin Wright 
      King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia was born into a backwater of desert outposts and mud-walled compounds almost a decade before his kingdom came into existence. He was one of forty-five sons (and more than fifty daughters) of Ibn Saud, a tribal warrior who forged the kingdom from rival fiefdoms. Abdullah’s death earlier today, of complications from lung disease, ended two decades of rule over one of the world’s top twenty economies, now a country of opulent palaces and glass-and-steel high-rises. His death comes at a time of trouble and transition across the Gulf region, from poor Yemen and the sultanate of Oman to war-ravaged Iraq--all, notably, on Saudi Arabia's borders. 
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1 comment:

  1. Robin, I am working with a researcher at Arizona State University to study potential low cost treatments for trauma survivors. I wold like to speak with you about your Gaziantep article. Please contact me via Google if you have a moment. I would be grateful.