Saudi Arabia is a monarchy ruled by the Al Saud. Its official religious doctrine is Wahhabism. It is home to the two sacred Muslim cities of Mecca and Medina
Al-‘Issa, the Face of the New Saudi Islam that the Islamists do Not Like
The Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Muhammad al-‘Issa, was appointed to lead the main prayer at the annual pilgrimage, arousing the indignation of the Islamists. Who is al-‘Issa and why is he so controversial?
Women Preachers at the Service of the Reason of State
In Saudi Arabia, some women have exploited sex segregation to assume positions as religious leaders. However, their role remains ambiguous: on the one hand, they guarantee a female presence in the public space; on the other, they are spokespersons for the Wahhabi establishment.
Saudi Arabia: Between Oil and Coronavirus, the Risks for MBS
The spread of Coronavirus and the collapse of the oil market are straining the Saudi economy and Muhammad bin Salman’s projects. Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is in danger of definitively sinking as austerity policies threaten the social contract.