OmanMarch 2008 | Risk Summary
Sultan Qaboos will remain in near-total control of policy, ensuring a measure of stability and continuity going forward. There will be no major changes in his cabinet, though in late February the Omani leader appointed a new head of the Internal Security Service, Major General Abdullah Bin Rashid Bin Abdullah al-Kalbani, along with a number of other senior military and security officials. These figures will act as Qaboos' eyes and ears, sniffing around for incipient threats to his regime. As such, there is little challenge to Muscat's authority. Political risk is concomitantly low.
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