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Posts Tagged: Saudi Human Rights

August 8, 2022 10:22 am

Saudi Arabia Plans Winter Sports Destination — and Massive Surveillance State

Temperatures in north-western Saudi Arabia seldom, if ever, drop below eight degrees Celsius. However, that hasn't prevented Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) from envisioning...

April 7, 2022 10:30 am

When Is Supporting Autocrats a Step Too Far?

Two recent publications have fueled debate about democratic cooperation with autocratic governments in general, and Saudi Arabia in particular, in the wake of the Ukraine...

January 12, 2022 12:14 pm

Saudi Arabia Needs More Meat on the Bone of Reforms

Like Qatar and its bid for the World Cup, Saudi Arabia is discovering the pitfalls of seeking soft power, whether through sports or religion, without...

December 8, 2021 11:43 am

US Foreign Policy Turns to Realism in the Middle East

A cursory look at Saudi Arabia and Iran suggests that emphasizing human rights in US foreign policy may complicate relations, but has little impact on...

March 2, 2021 12:21 pm

US Intelligence Report Leaves Saudi Arabia with No Good Geopolitical Choices

The challenge facing Saudi Arabia in the wake of the Biden administration’s publication of an intelligence report holding Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) responsible...

July 16, 2019 5:33 am

The Public Decency Law Puts Saudi Reforms in Perspective

In an indication that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is walking a fine line, Saudi media are reporting that the government is still...

June 1, 2012 4:00 pm

Saudi Woman Defies Religious Police and Records the Confrontation (VIDEO)

The Mutaween in Saudi Arabia, also known as the religious police, are responsible for enforcing the sharia laws observed in the oil rich nation. Recently, the...


Harvard University President Condemns Genocide Against Jews After Backlash...

Harvard University president Claudine Gay on Wednesday issued a statement walking back and clarifying remarks she made the prior day...


Israeli Lawmakers to Forgo Salary Hikes in Show of Solidarity Amid Gaza War...

Members of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, announced on Wednesday that they decided to freeze their own planned pay raises, saying...

Middle East

Israel ‘Expanding’ Ground Operations in Gaza, Military Says

Israeli air and ground forces are stepping up operations in the Gaza Strip, Israel's chief military spokesperson said on Friday, amid reports of heavy bombing of the besieged enclave. Internet and...

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