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Oil subsidy reforms update autocratic governance

Jim Krane

Oil subsidy reforms update autocratic governance.

A series of converging trends provided political cover for reforms of long-standing energy subsidies launched by oil-exporting states in the Middle East and North Africa, but the new policies appear to be designed to update — rather than jettison — rent-based autocratic governance. Nature Energy: https://go.nature.com/2I9DaE6