The Debate

Trouble in Saudi Arabia: Kingdom cracks down on internal dissent

Timing is everything when it comes to the arrest of a firebrand Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia that sparked bloody violence. François Picard’s panelists look at an aging royal court faced with an Arab Spring and obsessed with regional rival Iran.

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  • Andrew Exum, Senior fellow, Centre for New American Security
  • Ali Al-Ahmed, Director, Institute for Gulf Affairs
  • Omar Ashour,Visiting Scholar, Brookings Doha Center

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    Program prepared and produced by Christopher Davies, Anelise Borges and Mary Colombel
     

 

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