A Royal Inspection: How MENA monarchies survive

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Al-Araby

In the week that sees Queen Elizabeth II celebrating 70 years on the throne, The New Arab Voice is looking at monarchies in the Middle East and North Africa. Of the ten surviving ruling monarchies that exist around the world, eight of them can be found in the Middle East and North Africa. While some have the vestiges of democratic institutions, they all have a monarch at the top who wields immense power and influence. On this week’s episode, we examine the characteristics of an Arab monarchy, what strategies do they employ to justify and continue their rule, how have they remained in power for…

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