Saudi Arabia’s Status As A Religious Focus Complicated Human Rights

With the succession of Salman to the Saudi crown at the loss of King Abdullah, there is a strong discussion on the future progression of human rights in Saudi Arabia. While Abdullah stood out as a reformer compared to his predecessors, the road towards greater rights was moving at an extremely slow speed. Saudi Arabia…

“Islamic State” Actions Enforce Religiosity and Power Status

The current status on the “Islamic State” is still in a gray region: It still is operational in many regards yet is slowly being pushed by coalition forces. The void in Syria gives a large space for their operations in terms of conquest and economics. North Iraq continues to face the harsh punishments prescribed by…