Saudi Arabia

Scholarly Publications

No Picnic: The Dynamics of Culture in the Contemporary Arab World

August 2010

An Abstract All too frequently, students of democracy and democratization view the politics they analyze exclusively through the prism of constitutions, elections, and political actors.

Other Publications

How to Look Credible in Promoting Liberty

June 2003

George W. Bush wants Americans and the world to believe that the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime two months ago represented a defeat for tyranny and a victory for liberty.

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.

News

Stanford Scholars Examine Khashoggi's Assassination and the Saudi Crackdown on Dissent

November 2018

In a panel discussion titled “The Khashoggi Affair and Saudi Arabia’s War Against Dissent,” Stanford University scholars examined the context for of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

Failed Dream of Political Islam

November 2018

Islamism has imitated, or colluded with, the state autocracies it claims to oppose.

License to Kill

November 2018

"We must make it clear, not only to the Saudi monarchy but to all the world’s dictators, that they cannot murder their opponents with impunity," writes Larry Diamond. Read here. 

Events

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

Saudi Arabia: Can Economic Reform Succeed without Political Change?

November 15, 2017

ABSTRACTThe formation of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission and the arrest of dozens of princes and former ranking officials have brought to focus the prospects for political and economic...

Rivals for the Throne: The Succession Problem in Saudi Arabia

March 13, 2014

Speaker Bio: Nabil Mouline is a senior researcher in The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS).