Selection of new Saudi intel chief: Regional power bid and act of desperation
WASHINGTON — The role of intelligence, long a means for projecting power in Mideast dictatorships, is changing.
Saudi Arabia’s new intelligence chief could reverse the decline of the Gulf Arab oil power amid the threat from neighboring Iran, a report said.
And, in Egypt, the intelligence service is recognizing it has a PR problem.
The report on Prince Bandar bin Sultan said that he could enhance Saudi interests with the West and the rest of the international community.
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