One area where Saudi Arabia’s spending goes ahead without any hindrance whatsoever is on defence. That sounds ominous as a bald statement, but the prize that the Government wants to defend—apart, of course, from its own continued existence—is the richest prize in the free world. And if you look at the defence spending that is going on around the kingdom by its neighbours, it could be argued that its own defence spending is not as big as it might be.
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