On the Arab Spring, ‘Where do the Saudis Stand?’


Patrick W. Ryan, Editor in Chief of SUSRIS, excellently summarizes the range of views on Saudi Arabia’s actions with respect to the Arab Spring unrests in this piece called “Where Do the Saudis Stand?”

Mr. Ryan draws on quotations and analyses from many of the leading analysts of the field, including Thomas Lippman, Gregory Gause, Anthony Cordesman, Jim Lobe, Alistair Crooke, Jean Francois Seznec, Chas Freeman, and Theodore Karasik.

It’s an excellent collection and robust summary, and a must-read.