Changing Attitudes Toward Religiosity: A Double-Edged Sword for Arab Rulers

Public opinion polling in the Arab world suggests that autocratic leaders like Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and his UAE counterpart, Muhammad bin Zayed, have gotten some things right. Both men have to varying degrees replaced religion with nationalism as the ideology legitimizing their rule and sought to ensure that countries in the region broadly adhere to their worldview.

Source: Changing Attitudes Toward Religiosity: A Double-Edged Sword for Arab Rulers

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