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Hijabi in front of a mosque in Cairo

The billions spent in educating Saudi women will be another country’s gain.

Wojdan Shaherkani London 2012

Saudi Arabia's four female Olympians: progress or propaganda?

Prophet Muhammad Mosque

How Saudi Arabia utilizes PD tactics to curb and rehabilitate extremists.

Is the Kingdom on a true path of reform?

Free Raif Badawai!

Najah Al-Osaimi on the western push for human rights in Saudi Arabia. 

The Hajj is a part of Saudi Arabia's religious soft power

Najah Al-Osaimi considers Saudi Arabia's smart power strategy.