Turning a blind eye to nukes: Will Saudi Arabia have nukes next?

Jonathan Power asks if Saudia Arabia will be the next country to declare it has nuclear weapons, and the ability to deploy them at long range. They bought Chinese CSS-2 rockets back in the 80’s.

With elections to be held in Saudi in November, the first since 1932, are we seeing attempts to liberalise the regime, in a possible lead up to Saudi becoming a regional nuclear state, together with Israel, India and Pakistan?

Power believes that the US may be turning a blind eye to a Saudi nuclear program. Perhaps this in return for a slight, or more than slight, liberalising of the regime.