Posts Tagged ‘arab spring’
The Saudi response to the ‘Arab spring’: containment and co-option
The Saudi response to the ‘Arab spring’: containment and co-option

By Madawi Al-Rasheed Friday, 13 January 2012 22:28 Saudi Arabia’s response to the ‘Arab spring’ has been an attempt to co-opt movements for change in a bid to maintain the status quo. Madawi Al-Rasheed talks to Deniz Kandiyoti about the contradictions of a ruling elite that promotes a conservative Islam, that threatens women’s existing rights abroad – […]

The Saudi response to the ‘Arab spring’: containment and co-option
The Saudi response to the ‘Arab spring’: containment and co-option

By Madawi Al-Rasheed Friday, 13 January 2012 22:28 Saudi Arabia’s response to the ‘Arab spring’ has been an attempt to co-opt movements for change in a bid to maintain the status quo. Madawi Al-Rasheed talks to Deniz Kandiyoti about the contradictions of a ruling elite that promotes a conservative Islam, that threatens women’s existing rights abroad – […]

The quiet war in Saudi Arabia
The quiet war in Saudi Arabia

By Joshua Jacobs Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:15 There are good reasons not only for the media, but for western governments to begin taking an active interest in the ongoing street conflict in Eastern Province. While western powers have been happy to use Saudi Arabia as an ally to ratchet up the pressure on Assad’s […]