Category: Saudi Arabia

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Justin Podur: Saudis Escalated Yemen Struggle Beyond Control

The Yemen Civil War could have been a local power struggle, if not for the Saudis’ heavy hand

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Mark Weisbrot: End US support for Saudi war in Yemen

If Congress turns against this war and blocks U.S. involvement, the Saudis will have to negotiate an end to the conflict

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Juan Cole: The Saudi-US war on Yemen

Killing 130 Children a Day & Other Bleak Statistics

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Robert Fisk: Saad Hariri accepts exile

It’s worth remembering how much Saad Hariri liked – and quite probably still does like – Saudi Arabia

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Vijay Prashad: The Tantrum Felt Around the World

It is remarkable how a nation of 33 million has so easily been taken hostage by the whims of its Crown Prince

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Robert Fisk: Lebanese nation has woken up

To have Saudi officials now trying to dictate the make-up of another Lebanese government suggests that they want to take on the role played out for decades by pre-civil war Syria

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Patrick Cockburn: The anti-corruption drive in Saudi Arabia

The problem in resource-rich states is that corruption is not marginal to political power, but central to acquiring it and keeping it

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Medea Benjamin: Treated like minors

The guardianship system basically means that Saudi women are totally powerless over their own lives and destinies unless their male guardian allows them that power

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Robert Fisk: A glitzy distraction

For 24 hours, the world was told about the lifting of the driving ban rather than the chopping-off of heads, the arrest of human rights activists and the horrific war in Yemen

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Robert Fisk: United against Al-Jazeera

If you’re wondering why Saudi Arabia and Israel have united against Al-Jazeera, here’s the answer

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