Ali Al-Ahmed

Institute for Gulf Affairs

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Director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs; exiled Shi'a Muslim dissident from his native country of Saudi Arabia

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By executing a Shiite cleric last weekend, the Sunni nation of Saudi Arabia created a martyr. It also inflamed its dangerous rivalry with Shiite Iran.

Sectarianism Renews Divisions in the Middle East

By executing a Shiite cleric last weekend, the Sunni nation of Saudi Arabia created a martyr. It also inflamed its dangerous rivalry with Shiite Iran.

from To the Point

Saudi Arabia says it's formed a coalition of 34 Muslim nations against ISIS, other terrorist groups and their "violent ideology."

Is Saudi Arabia Serious about Declaring War against Terror?

Saudi Arabia says it's formed a coalition of 34 Muslim nations against ISIS, other terrorist groups and their "violent ideology."

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Saudi Arabia's justice system features public beheadings, hangings and floggings, which — to Western eyes -- are violations of human rights.

Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and Public Persuasion

Saudi Arabia's justice system features public beheadings, hangings and floggings, which — to Western eyes -- are violations of human rights.

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