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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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