Added on 13/01/2013
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EMAN AL-NAFJAN: Here we go again – another foreigner rattles out yet another ‘analysis’ of Saudi Arabia that seems to have been pre-cooked.
Added on 15/09/2012
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EMAN AL NAFJAN: In a wide ranging article on democracy around the world I was asked to consider its place in Saudi Arabia. Here’s my response
Added on 14/07/2012
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FRANCIS MATTHEW: Arab concerns are largely irrelevant to the Chinese as Beijing looks to reinforce its self-perception as the premier Asian power.
Added on 03/05/2012
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DAVID ROBERTS: There will be fine talk and likely a positive joint statement will be issued but no firm action will be agreed.
Added on 13/04/2012
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JUAN COLE: It’s well worth looking at previous situations where major powers tried to use economics to bring Iran to heel.
Added on 29/02/2012
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DAVID ROBERTS: if Qatar’s role is tempered by lack of Saudi support, the region will be without a state willing to push the boundaries of regional politics.
Added on 16/10/2011
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CROSSROADS ARABIA: Arabs seem to have an unhelpful skill for appalling public relations skills, according to a leading commentator. What’s to be done?
Added on 12/09/2011
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JUAN COLE: Al Qaeda’s vision for the Arab World has been comprehensively rejected. It appears that Arabs – in particular, young Arabs – are prepared to put their lives on the line, not for a Caliphate, but for parliamentary democracy.
Added on 11/04/2011
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DAVID ROBERTS: These events take place in the context of growing Shia power, encapsulated by the notion of a Shia crescent ‘enveloping’ the region…