Gambling with ISIS and Co

Saudi Arabia – birthplace of violent Islamic puritanism – is playing a dangerous game, writes Alastair Crooke.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Getting high on their own supply – Saudi youths engage in a popular stunt of ‘sidewall skiing’. Oil exports are down while domestic consumption keeps rising.

Oil on the skids

The quiet power of oil and money has for decades enabled Saudi Arabia to buy silence and influence. But not for much longer, predicts Nafeez Ahmed.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
An estimated 35% of the Saudi population are poor.

Poverty in the land of black gold

‘Rich Saudi’ are words that seem to belong together. But Paul Aarts and Carolien Roelants highlight another, mainly hidden, reality.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

Saudi Arabia – The Facts

The key facts you need to know about the country's people, environment, oil economy, human rights and more.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Waleed Abu al-Khair, a lawyer whose crime is to defend constitutional reformists and blogger Raif Badawi.

Saudi activists – who are they and what do they want?

Madawi Al-Rasheed examines the prospects and limits of activism in the absolute monarchy.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Saudi fighter pilot prepares for action over Yemen. The targeting of schools, hospitals and even wedding parties, has brought international condemnation. Munitions supplied by Britain and others have been used.

Arming up…

Its not just for show, as the bombing of Yemen illustrates, writes Vanessa Baird.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad  bin Salman (left) is responsible for bombing Yemen; his cousin Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef (right) is in charge of executions.

'Our friends'

Why is the West still cosying up to an ever-more repressive Saudi Arabia? asks Vanessa Baird.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

Is Saudi Arabia the big bad wolf of the Paris climate talks?

The oil producing giant blocked efforts in Paris to limit global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, Kyla Mandel and Brendan Montague report.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
Rights defenders, really?

Rights defenders, really?

Felicity Arbuthnot is not impressed by the appointment of a Saudi Arabian to the Human Rights Council.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Cosying up to the Saudis

Our government has a charmingly cosy relationship with Saudi Arabia, writes Chris Coltrane.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015

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