Articles tagged with: Oman
Political stability in Oman, a strategically placed Gulf country, hangs in the balance due to an impending succession crisis. The future of the country’s economy is likewise uncertain.
Much attention in the conventional media has been focused on the “Arab Spring” events of the past year and a half. However, not all Arab countries have participated in the turmoil. One notable exception is Oman, currently one of the quietest corners of the Arab world.
As explained in last Friday’s post, tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia run deep. Iran’s relations with several other Arab countries of the region are also strained, due in part to active and potential territorial disputes in the Gulf region. The small island country of Bahrain, where a Sunni Muslim political establishment rules a Shiite