Category: Saudi Arabia

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Glenn Greenwald: Obama’s Reaction to the Deaths of King Abdullah and Hugo Chávez

Compare and contrast

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Medea Benjamin: ‘Flogging for Blogging’ Official Saudi Policy

Raif Badawi was sentenced by a Saudi court to 1,000 floggings, as well as ten years in prison and a fine of $266,000. Badawi’s crime? Blogging.

Andrew Scott Cooper: Why Would the Saudis Deliberately Crash the Oil Market?

Simple: to undermine Tehran

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Patrick Cockburn: As executions rise, allies must focus more closely on warring anti-IS forces

In many respects the situation in Saudi Arabia is getting worse rather than better

Toby C. Jones: Our Friends in Riyadh

While it has sometimes bristled at American policy over the last decade, Riyadh remains committed to its relationship with Washington

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Patrick Cockburn: Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed

The Underrated Saudi Connection

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Glenn Greenwald: The NSA’s New Partner in Spying

Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State Police

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Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Complicity in the Rise of ISIS

How far is Saudi Arabia complicit in the Isis takeover of much of northern Iraq, and is it stoking an escalating Sunni-Shia conflict across the Islamic world?

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Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Complicity in the Rise of ISIS

How far is Saudi Arabia complicit in the Isis takeover of much of northern Iraq, and is it stoking an escalating Sunni-Shia conflict across the Islamic world?

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Robert Fisk: On the jailing of Al-Jazeera journalists

A proxy in the war between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

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