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King Fahd’s Saudi Arabia


Written shortly after King Fahd of Saudi Arabia’s death, this profile takes the measure of the man: “Profligate though he may have been, Fahd never forgot that Saudi Arabia was a rich place with a small army in a region full of ghastly predators. He proved forceful even with a weak hand.”

This essay originally appeared as an FPRI E-Note on August 12, 2005.

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