The Perils of a Post-ISIS Middle East. To defeat it, Washington has cultivated ties with groups at odds with each other. What happens when their common foe is gone? (the Atlantic).
The Iran-Saudi Arabia Rivalry Has a Silver Lining. The escalating rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has alarmed foreign policy experts who believe that it could further destabilize the region. But feminists have reason to rejoice. In the competition between the two regimes to earn the mantle of the more moderate Islamic alternative, women have been the beneficiaries (the New York Times).
Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told to pay $7bn for freedom. A Saudi prince known as the “Arabian Warren Buffet” has been told that he must pay up to $7 billion to be released from detention in the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh (the Times - Paywall).
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