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Tag: Saudi Arabia
  • Our Obsession with Iraq Highlights our Blind Spot for Saudi Arabia

    All we hear about now is how dangerous ISIS is to the United States and how we must start a new war in Iraq to defeat them.  Let’s compare ISIS, the current Iraqi Government, and Saddam’s Iraqi government to Saudi Arabia. Which entity is the primary financier of Al Qaeda? Saudi Arabia “Saudi donors remain …

  • Entangling Alliances, Part 2

    This is the second of a four-part essay series hosted here on the YAL blog which will address the alliances between the US government and sponsors of international terrorism. Read Part 1 here, and stay tuned for the next two parts, which will publish daily this week. The Saudis’ walk alone? The connection between the …

  • Entangling Alliances, Part 1

    This is the first of a four-part essay series hosted here on the YAL blog which will address the alliances between the US government and sponsors of international terrorism. Stay tuned for the next three parts, which will publish daily this week. Recent events in Iraq have created a furor in the media and have …

  • Saudi Arabia to Include Human Rights Education in Schools

    From Arab News: Chairman of the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) Mufleh Al-Qahtani has said the organization is making efforts to introduce the subject of human rights in higher and general education syllabuses in Saudi Arabia. “The organization has put a special emphasis on this issue, held seminars and carried out activities in this …

  • Saudi Arabia to execute man for “sorcery.”

    “Liberation” of oppressed peoples is often cited by US presidents as justification for sanctions and military  intervention overseas. Yet this is laughable to anyone who examines the diplomatic bedfellows of said presidents. Oil-rich Saudi Arabia, for example, has had a longstanding “strategic” relationship with the US, despite the fact that its government executes gays, enslaves women, and prosecutes petty crimes with brutal corporal …