I just read an extremely interesting article about a potential decline of Saudi Arabia into a condition not much better than that of Iraq, Syria or Libya. I guess I always assumed that the Saudis' oil wealth would protect them from that, but maybe I was very wrong.
I'm not going to try to summarize the article here; I'm not even going to claim that I know enough to say how much credence to give to it. But I do think it's an important read, and I encourage you to take a look at it. All we need is for Saudi Arabia to sink into chaos, so even the thought is enough to keep me up at night. I'd be most interesting to hear any opinions about this article.