The Problem With Saudi Arabia’s ‘Terrorist’ Re-education

The Mohammed bin Nayef Center for Counseling and Care is supposed to rehabilitate terrorists. It isn’t working — and it’s allegedly being used to imprison critics of the kingdom.


Saudi Arabia’s Royal Drug Problem

A drug bust in Lebanon Monday sheds light on the royal family's struggle with drug laws.


What Is the Way Out in Yemen?

FP contributor Elizabeth Dickinson and Yemeni activist Farea al-Muslimi on the reach of Riyadh and how the West could actually help.

The Oil and the Glory

Sudan, Saudi, and the cheering on the U.S. oil patch

Consider the latest news from the Middle East and North Africa, and one grasps why many U.S. oil and geopolitical analysts are cheering what they ...

The Oil and the Glory

Obama’s speech and some sober talk about the oil patch

In his State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama spoke of the United States' unaccustomed new impact on global energy -- in ...

The Oil and the Glory

The day of Saudi collapse is not near

As turmoil has engulfed the Middle East and North Africa, much attention has focused on Saudi Arabia -- if trouble spread there, traders have worried, ...

The Oil and the Glory

The next oil crisis point

Nigeria is about to become the crisis du jour, and there is good reason -- Goodluck Jonathan (pictured above) is running for re-election as president ...

The Oil and the Glory

Back to Saudi’s fault lines

The oil balance is back on precarious footing. The shift of events in Yemen -- President Ali Abdullah Saleh seems to be spending his final ...

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