• Upcoming Events

    Monday 11/8
    Peter Beinart
    "Israel: Have we lost that loving feeling, and can we get it back?"
    5-7pm
    Davis Auditorium
    Sturm Hall

    Monday 11/8
    The Muslim Student Association is hosting an Eid Mubarak dinner from 6-8 pm at the Korbel Cyber Cafe.

    Wednesday 11/10
    A Faculty Panel will discuss different issues surrounding the Occupy Wallstreet movement.
    Noon in the Cyber Cafe

  • Contact Us

    Cliff Martin
    clifton.martin86@gmail.com

    Brett Schneider
    schneider.brett.a@gmail.com

    Doug Garrison
    garrisondh@gmail.com

    Kara Kingma
    klkingma@ole.augie.edu

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 19 other followers

Sauid Aramco & Middle Eastern Unrest

A recent article in BusinessWeek outlines some of the dillemas facing the Saudi monarchy and its “golden goose,” the state-owned Saudi Aramco company. According to this piece, Saudi Aramco could be in trouble if unrest spills into the Kingdom’s borders. That’s because the nation’s rulers could tap into Saudi Aramco’s assets as a means of showering favorable social benefits on the population, which in turn would distract the company from focusing on production. This scenario is considered similar to the one impacting Venezuela right now. Still, the article’s author is complimentary toward Saudi Aramco’s ability to increase production at a pinch, is geo-political developments require it to do so.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: