Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

What is behind the conflicts in the Arab world?

Supporters of Syria's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front demonstrating James Dorsey examines some of the key fundamental issues behind the conflicts and disintegration that have been wracking the Middle East and North Africa especially since the onset of the Arab Nightmare in 2011. Read more [...]

Reformist Saudi prince bounces up against flawed education system and ingrained social mores

Saudi religious police James Dorsey says social changes envisaged in Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman's masterplan for the future will most likely flounder on ultra-conservative tribal mores and the lack of critical thinking and analytical skills among youths. Read more [...]

Taking on militants: A fight for the soul of Pakistan

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia James Dorsey argues that Pakistan’s social fabric is being fundamentally altered for the worse by official acquiescence and open support for Saudi-funded groups that promote intolerance, misogyny and sectarianism. Read more [...]

Blasphemy case highlights devastating impact of Saudi ultra-conservatism on Pakistani society

Wahhabi Pakistan James Dorsey examines the corrosive impact of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi ideology on the Pakistani society and state, and argues that for both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia the outcome is a quagmire from which they will struggle to extricate themselves. Read more [...]

The United States’ favoured autocrats

Henry Kissinger and Augusto Pinochet shaking hands Lawrence Davidson says the US does not care if its allies are murderers, corrupt thieves or racists as long as they help it spread capitalism, achieve resource reliability, and ensure security for its allies and strategic advantage over old enemies. Read more [...]

Is Saudi Arabia Zion?

Overlapping Israeli and Saudi flags As relations between Israel and the Al Saud family warm up, James Dorsey explores the prospects offered by long-forgotten research by Arab historian Kamal Salibi which concluded that “Judaism’s Zion was not located in Israel but in Saudi Arabia”. Read more [...]

The Saudi role in the  9/11 attacks

The Saudi-Bush connection Lawrence Davidson examines how Saudi Arabia, in the case of the 9/11 attacks, and Israel, in the case of the attack on the US intelligence ship, the USS Liberty, managed to get away with what were in effect acts of war against the United States. Read more [...]

What happens when Arab autocrats are left to fend for themselves?

Saudi-inflicted destruction in Yemen James M. Dorsey attributes Washington’s disengagement from Saudi Arabia to its refocus on Asia, and argues that Saudi attempts at regional leadership through sectarianism and war are doomed to fail for objective, structural reasons. Read more [...]

هل الأخلاق علم، أم دين، أم ماذا؟

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Creating Frankenstein: The Saudi export of Wahhabism

Saudi Arabia and Islamist terrorism James M. Dorsey argues that Wahhabism may be the undoing of the Saudi state as it promotes domestic and regional strife and is increasingly acknowledged worldwide as the foundation of Islamic State and other Islamist terror groups. Read more [...]