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On Saudi Arabia - Its people, past, religion, fault lines - and future

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Trump Goes to Saudi Arabia

Given the badly frayed relations between the U.S. and Ryiadh, the president is guaranteed a win. President Trump will receive an effusive welcome here from his royal hosts determined to underscore that once again Saudi Arabia and the U.S. are close allies. Barack Obama favored Iran, but that’s over. King Salman, 81, is gathering 50 Islamic leaders to meet Mr.Trump. This unprecedented assembly […]

“Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a Crown” The House of Saud Confronts Its Challenges

Introduction This report is based primarily on a month long visit to Saudi Arabia in January, the author’s latest of dozens over the past four decades and conversations—some on the record and many off the record—with a wide range of Saudi citizens, government ministers and senior members of the Al Saud royal family. Much had changed even since my last […]

Review in the Library Journal

Recent review of On Saudi Arabia in the Library Journal:

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