Posts Tagged ‘saudi arabia’
NGOs in Arab states
NGOs in Arab states

By Brian Whitaker Tuesday, 03 January 2012 20:50 Imagine you live in Saudi Arabia and want to start a discussion group with some friends. The only way to do it legally is to ask the king’s permission. Musa al-Qarni dutifully wrote a letter to the king but never got a reply — so he went […]

NGOs in Arab states
NGOs in Arab states

By Brian Whitaker Tuesday, 03 January 2012 20:50 Imagine you live in Saudi Arabia and want to start a discussion group with some friends. The only way to do it legally is to ask the king’s permission. Musa al-Qarni dutifully wrote a letter to the king but never got a reply — so he went […]

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 […]