Geopolitical Futures Issues Special Report on International Implications of Saudi Arabia's Potential Sale of Aramco

Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Oil

Feb 23, 2016, 11:00 ET from Geopolitical Futures

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Geopolitical Futures, a publication recently launched by internationally-recognized geopolitical forecaster George Friedman, along with partner Mauldin Economics, issued a special joint report on the implications of Saudi Arabia's potential sale of its state-owned oil company, Aramco. The "Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Oil" report explores the deeper political and economic implications of the announcement, and the consequences of a sale for Saudi Arabia, and the world.

"Saudi Arabia's current stance with regards to its use of Aramco as the country's primary revenue source is not viable long-term both for geopolitical and economic reasons. By announcing an initial public offering, the country in essence has just admitted this publicly. Whether or not Saudi Arabia will go forward with the sale is uncertain. What is certain are the consequences that a weakened Saudi Arabia would have on the Middle East and the global economy," said George Friedman, Chairman of Geopolitical Futures.     

To read the full report, click here: https://geopoliticalfutures.com/aramco 

About Geopolitical Futures
Geopolitical Futures is an online, subscription-based publication focused on explaining and predicting the international system.  It produces annual and longer-term forecasts, daily intelligence briefings and daily reality checks to distinguish what matters from what doesn't. To learn more about Geopolitical Futures, visit: www.geopoliticalfutures.com   

About George Friedman
George Friedman is the Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures (geopoliticalfutures.com), which specializes in geopolitical forecasting. Friedman is the former Chairman of Stratfor and author of six books, including the New York Times bestsellers "The Next Decade" and "The Next 100 Years" and his recent book (2015) "Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe." He lives in Austin, Texas.

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