The Political Future of al-Beidh: To Continue or Retreat?

EPC | 27 Mar 2014

News reports about Ali Salem al-Beidh’s retirement from politics or at least its preliminaries have realistic background, which can be easily proved or inferred. But on the other hand, it is hard to be ignore. There are reports about a role by Oman and Britain, which clearly involves coordination, partnerships or understandings with other regional and international powers. Whether the reports are genuine or not, the decision by the international community to move forward with punitive steps, which al-Beidh and his family will have their share of, is what may force al-Beidh to disappear completely from the picture, or gradually retreat in a less dramatic way.

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