Saudi Arabia making some interesting moves
Purges, peace processes, and land bridges.
True reform, or consolidating power?
“We will end extremism soon.”
“a Saudi cleric was banned from preaching after saying that women should not be allowed to drive because their brains shrink…”
Believe it or not, the public doesn’t want to be blown up
Your list of demands is a publicity stunt
Big man on the Middle Eastern campus
Land grab or joint property?
“The nation of Qatar has unfortunately been a funder of terrorism, and at a very high level.”
Why is this man smiling?
“Russian hackers were behind the intrusion first reported by the Qatari government two weeks ago”
Land bridges and conspiracy theories.
It’s a sticky wicket
“I think there’s a great deal that’s misunderstood about the Muslim world, by Americans and the Western world.”
Iran can “never, ever … be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon”
You’d think he was in Russia
Except actions don’t always equal rhetoric.
“Drive them out, drive them out, drive them out”
Big deal or actual big deal?
Making new friends
“Tolerance is the cornerstone of peace.”
“Freedom” in Saudi Arabia
But is a shutdown imminent?
Conflicts of interest.
“Such laws conflict with and undermine universally recognized human rights”
Blame the Saudis apparently.
How long does it take to vet 28 pages?
Maybe. Possibly. Sort of. “Parts of”
We wouldn’t want to catch “the wrong people” here
“a relationship long lubricated by barrels of oil is now facing deep questions…”