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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Simon Henderson on Bandar

Simon Henderson at The Washington Institute is someone I frequently find myself disagreeeing with, but he does know the Gulf monarchies very well,  and his new piece on the elevation of Prince Bandar to Chief of General Intelligence, "The Prince and the Revolution," is worthy of a read. He sees Bandar's appointment as an attempt to strengthen General Intelligence after the lackluster directorates of Princes Nawaf and Muqrin, in the era of Arab Spring and, particularly, the Syrian crisis.

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