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This week we look at Saudi Arabia’s bad year. Here’s a quick note describing the Collection from our editor.
The Romans called parts of what is now Saudi Arabia Arabia Felix, or lucky Arabia. The southwestern part of the peninsula was more fertile and a source of perfume.
These days, Arabia still looks to be lucky, thanks to its massive and easily accessible oil reserves. It has catapulted Saudi Arabia from a nation of desert dwellers to one at the centre of the world economy.
Saudi Arabia hasn’t enjoyed much luck over the past year though. The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi sparked a wave of international condemnation. The Saudi army’s involvement in Yemen is going badly, with the Houthi rebels defending against their materially stronger foes.
The low price of oil has harmed Saudi Arabia’s economy dependent on the hydrocarbon. Explore what is going on in Saudi Arabia, why it has gone badly and what the future might hold in the latest Mogul News Collection ‘Arabian nightmare’.
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