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Evolution not revolution in Haitham’s first 100 days as Omani leader

Some clarity is emerging as to how Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said will seek to shape Oman as he approaches his 100th day in office since the death on 10 January of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said. The best guide to Haitham’s plans remains his televised speech on 23 February, at the end of official mourning. Clearly meant as the outline of a comprehensive strategic vision, the speech was all the more revealing because it was drafted and written by the sultan himself.

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