Global Politics

Fragile Future for Saudi Arabia

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Book cover of 'On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future.'

Saudi Arabia is a nation on the brink of change. What exactly is this change and how it will play out is the subject of the new book, "On Saudi Arabia," by journalist Karen Elliott House.

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House has covered Saudi Arabia for 30 years as a diplomatic correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

She says as the leadership of their nation ages and its younger generation seeks direction, concern for stability is a major concern for many Saudis.

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