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The Economist | A tiny sultanate that is not afraid to stand alone

Sultan Qaboos - a mediator amid meddlers

The term khususiyya is often cited by monarchs in the Gulf to justify their ways.  They use it to mean the unique character of a culture, and also to dismiss demands for political and social reform.  Like the idea of exceptionalism in America, khususiyya has become a cliché in the Middle East.  …

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