Saudi Arabia in Transition
Great Decisions 2017 | Topic 4
As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to the drastic decline in oil revenue, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to boldly transform the country and shift more power to the younger generation.
As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to the drastic decline in oil revenue, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to boldly transform the country and shift more power to the younger generation. At the same time, many countries such as the U.S. point out the lack of democracy, women’s rights and human rights in Saudi Arabia, and blame its promotion of Wahhabism, an extremely conservative version of Islam, for creating jihadists. Bipartisan criticism of Saudi Arabia is rising in Congress. Both countries need each other, but they are at a crossroads in bilateral relations.
Great Decisions Resources
- Index to Great Decisions Topics
- Global Discussion Questions
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- The Islamic Traditions of Wahhabism and Salafiyya
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- Al Qaeda Organization in the Arabian Peninsula, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula [AQAP] and Ansar al-Shari’a (AAS)
- Saudis and Extremism: Both the Arsonists and the Fighters
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