Tag Archives: Wahhabism

What the royal Saudi purge means: prelude to reform or power consolidation?

     

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long been considered a bulwark of stability in the Persian Gulf region. But Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s extraordinary weekend roundup against alleged corruption shook… Read more »

Principled Realism ‘ideologically handicapped’ in confronting Iran

     

  “Principled Realism” is no more likely than realpolitik to check Tehran’s clerical regime where it matters most, in Syria, according to a leading analyst. Such an approach “appears ideologically… Read more »

Saudis ‘redefining’ Indonesia’s civic Islam

     

When Saudi Arabia’s King Salman landed in Indonesia on Wednesday, he became the first Saudi monarch to visit the world’s largest Muslim-majority country since 1970. Officials in Jakarta hoped the… Read more »

Saudis celebrate Wahhabism, others seek alternative to Islamist ideology

     

Saudi authorities are making a tourist attraction of the site where the ancestors of the ruling royal family and an outcast fundamentalist preacher formed an alliance that has shaped this… Read more »