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A map showing the challenging geopolitical situation of the Persian Gulf’s most powerful state

Geopolitics and Saudi Arabia’s cash flow

The Gulf states have not sufficiently adjusted their spending patterns to lower income from oil exports. Burdened by persistent and growing budget deficits, they are increasingly hard pressed to fend off geopolitical rivals such as Iran. The trend has serious and lasting consequences for the Middle East and North Africa.

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