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Women Behind the Wheel, Activists Behind Bars: Paradoxes on the Path to Reform in Saudi Arabia

On June 24, as many as two thousand Saudi women will get behind the wheel for the first time in the kingdom’s history.Read More

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Hezbollah and Lebanon’s 2018 Elections: What’s At Stake

On Sunday, May 6, the Lebanese people will be voting to elect a new parliament for the first time in nine years.Read More

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Crucial Insights from the Saudi Aramco 2018 Charter

At the beginning of 2018, Saudi Aramco released a charter in Arabic that includes components typically associated with articles of incorporation and bylaws.Read More

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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; circumscribed rights for women, minorities, and guest workers; and zero tolerance for...Read More

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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 cultural influences that have affected and will continue to affect the pace...Read More

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Vision 2030: A Report Card To Date

Vision 2030 was announced just over a year ago. The Vision’s aim: to move Saudi Arabia in a new direction—socially, culturally, institutionally, and of course, economically. Critics said it was too ambitious; optimists rebutted with enthusiasm; and, pragmatists argued that...Read More

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