Saud Al Sarhan

A view shows an empty Syrian army post at the outskirt of the Syrian village of Rankus, near the Lebanese-Syrian border, Jan. 3, 2013. Rebels controlled a line of border towns and villages stretching about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Yabrud south to Rankus. (photo by REUTERS)

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From Qusair to Yabrud: Shiite foreign fighters in Syria

Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 | Saud Al Sarhan, Contributor

Foreign Shiite fighters are rallying to the defense of the Syrian government in the civil war, with implications for the future of Syria and the strategic balance in the Middle East.

Survey Shows Confidence In Monarchy

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012 | Saud al-Sarhan

A poll conducted in early 2011 and just now released found that Saudis tend to be confident that their government can tackle the country’s problems over the next five years, Saud al-Sarhan reports.

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Dr. Saud Al Sarhan is director of research at the King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies.

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