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Freedom of Tweet and Freedom to Seat: Reviewing the First Amendment in Saudi Arabia


In the Western imagination, Saudi Arabia’s human rights record is abhorrent—a medieval relic synonymous with brutal beheadings; a blatant disregard for due process and the rule of law;Read More

Arabia Foundation’s Comment on the Release of Secret Qatar Agreements


Today CNN disclosed three separate secret agreements signed by Qatar and Gulf States in 2013 and 2014. The three agreements were later authenticated by Saudi Arabia, The UAE, Bahrain, and Read More

The Good, the Bad, and the Paternalistic: A Decade’s Reflections on Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia is, understandably, called out for its lack of women’s rights. But, constant scrutiny leaves little room for acknowledging advances as well as the significant social and culRead More

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