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Sabria S. Jawhar

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Bin Laden’s quest to divide East and West was successful

It has been a long time in coming, but we are finally witnessing the consequences of the reckless actions of politicians.

November 14, 2016

Censorship does more harm than good

Last week a popular Riyadh coffee shop/library that offered tea and coffee to customers, as they browsed hundreds of titles, had its books seized by the representatives of the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information.

November 08, 2016

It is time to rethink strategy in Syria

The report about the death of Iranian Brig.

November 02, 2016

So much for French ideals

I used to love the French — their quirky manners, their obsession of speaking only French (even to non-French speakers), their museums, their rude taxi drivers and the long, lazy summers days marveling at the Paris architecture.

October 29, 2016

Democracy in US under threat

Donald Trump does not want to be the president. He says he wants to be elected to the highest office in the United States, but his behavior, his rhetoric and his performance at the three debates indicate a much broader, more insidious agenda that doesn't require the presidency.

October 24, 2016

Ensuring a role for women in Saudi Vision 2030

There is a lot of excitement over the dramatic overhaul of the Saudi economy. No seismic shift in how a country conducts its business to ensure a healthy and robust economy can escape a mixture of optimism and more than a little hand-wringing.

October 18, 2016

Saudi citizenship rules need a review

Saudi citizenship rules have always been kind of tricky, not to mention notoriously difficult for foreigners to obtain even under the best of circumstances.

October 14, 2016

Is hijab an object of derision?

When western feminists and human rights activists attack Islam they often zero in on the most obvious target: The hijab. 

October 10, 2016

Guardianship rules need reform

Whenever I go to my local medical center for an appointment or have my young daughter receive her vaccinations I see hundreds of Saudi women sitting in waiting rooms, veiled and with young children at their feet.

September 26, 2016

The Kingdom’s quiet campaign

Saudi Arabia, exercising soft diplomacy as it pursues a more aggressive agenda in dealing with Syria and Yemen, has seen this week a second leader to visit the US in less than a year to meet with western leaders to discuss policies of global importance.

September 22, 2016