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

James Dorsey | Posted 11.08.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey An unpublished survey of aspirations of young Saudi men suggests that garnering enthusiasm for Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sa...

Taking On Militants: A Fight For The Soul Of Pakistan

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Two high-level meetings in recent months involving senior military commanders and intelligence officials and/or top-level governme...

Fighting for the Soul of Islam: A Battle of the Paymasters

James Dorsey | Posted 09.30.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A gathering of prominent Sunni Muslim leaders in the Chechen capital of Grozny that appeared to have effectively excommunicated Sa...

What to Do About Saudi Arabia

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.11.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

American policymakers share a concern that the Saudi government, Saudi charities, and wealthy Saudi individuals continue to promote extremism around t...

Sports: A barometer of Saudi reform

James Dorsey | Posted 07.13.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Mohammed Simsim, the president of the Saudi Arabian Weightlifting Federation, embodies existential dilemmas involved in Saudi depu...

Playing Politics: The AFC Gets Tied Up in Knots

James Dorsey | Posted 05.20.2017 | Sports
James Dorsey

Two recent incidents involving the refusal of Arab teams to play their Palestinian counterparts on Palestinian soil highlight the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) willingness to play politics at the Palestinians' expense.

Saudi Arabia's Syria Strategy: Rewriting the Middle East's Political Map

James Dorsey | Posted 02.11.2017 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia has raised the ante in its battle with Iran by publicly committing to send ground troops to Syria. This latest move b...

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.