14 ianuarie 2020

Oman’s Renaissance—and What Will Follow

foreignpolicy.com

For the most part, international news coverage of the Middle East suggests an endless cycle of instability, belligerence, and sectarianism. Incessant reports of war and crisis dominate headlines, with those pockets of relative tranquility mostly ignored. The most outstanding example of these is the Sultanate of Oman whose ruler, Qaboos bin Said, died on Jan. 10 at the age of 79 after a long illness.Qaboos, the 14th generation of the ruling dynasty of Al Said, ascended to the throne on July 23, [...]