Rodenbeck on Saudi Arabia

Max Rodenbeck has a new review piece in the New York Review of Books, offering a nuanced view at recent Saudi-bashing. I'm usually very much for Saudi-bashing, but it's worth separating some of the more tenuous accusations against the Saudis from those that really matter.
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.