Vision 2030: Towards a New Saudi Arabia Or No Saudi Arabia?
Opinion

Vision 2030: Towards a New Saudi Arabia Or No Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia clinched 37 deals worth $53 billion after announcing that it intends to attract upwards of $426 billion in total over the next decade as it seeks to advance Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s (MbS) ambitious Vision 2030 agenda of socio-economic reform. The young leader knows that his majority-youthful country has no hope for…

Here’s Why Allowing Saudi Women to Drive is Very Dangerous
Opinion

Here’s Why Allowing Saudi Women to Drive is Very Dangerous

The move risks provoking the already distraught Wahhabi clergy who fear that the monarchy is breaking its old alliance with them by sidelining the Kingdom’s most conservative religious gatekeepers in its quest for socio-economic modernization. Hardcore Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia have warned for generations that allowing women to drive would be a very dangerous development…

Trump’s Sword Dance Sets Off the War of the Wahhabis
Opinion

Trump’s Sword Dance Sets Off the War of the Wahhabis

US President Donald Trump could not possibly have predicted the game-changing after-effects of his triumphal sword dance in Riyadh. Or could he? The fact is the House of Saud went amok, in a flash, going after Qatar and bombing from the inside that glorious Arab NATO project – call it NATOGCC — sworn with pomp over a glowing orb. An excited Trump tweeted…