Syria : Saudi Arabia's policy conundrum
Dorsey, James M.
Date of Issue2012
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Saudi Arabia is faced with the succession of its ageing leadership following the death of Crown Prince Nayef at a time that the 89-year old King Abdullah is countering efforts by conservative clerics to employ the Syrian crisis as a vehicle to thwart his minimal reforms and circumvent post-9/11 restrictions on charitable donating, designed to prevent funds from flowing to jihadists.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 101-12