Sunday, Sep. 30, 2012 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist
Though the Hapsburgs, Romanovs and Pahlavis are gone, the House of Saud survives. But for how long? Bruce Riedel reviews a new book by Karen Elliot House, who presents an ominous picture of a country seething with internal tensions and anger.
Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2012 | Farea al-Muslimi
Mohammed Ali Ahmed, a former South Yemeni leader who recently returned from exile, survived an assassination attempt on September 10. Al-Monitor's Farea al-Muslimi interviewed Ahmed, who rarely speaks and remains mostly in seclusion, earlier this summer on topics ranging from al-Qaeda to South Yemen’s prospects for independence.
Wednesday, May. 30, 2012 | Madawi Al-Rasheed, Columnist
Madawi Al-Rasheed weighs in on the viral video of a Saudi woman confronting religious police and says that as long as Saudi women remain unorganized, Saudis and the rest of the world will continue to watch YouTube clips of futile disconnected incidents, grounded in sensationalism and imagined heroism.
Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 | Madawi Al-Rasheed, Columnist
A young Saudi man's March 2012 public suicide was caught on video. Madawi Al Rasheed writes that in line with its policy of denial, the regime’s response has been to blame the victim, invoking psychological disorders and Western influence in an attempt to depoliticize the wave of public suicides and ignore the demands of Saudi Arabia's youth.
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