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Falling Oil Prices, Internet-Savvy Youth Pose Challenge for Gulf Monarchies

There are warnings that the Gulf monarchies are dangerously out of touch with younger generations - and the falling price of oil is destroying the traditional economic bargain between the state and its people.  Gulf states largely avoided the turmoil seen elsewhere when the Arab Spring swept across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011. And currently, there is genuine adoration for the Gulf monarchies among its younger citizens, says Abdullah Baabood, director of Gulf studies at...

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