Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Articles & Testimony
Recent reforms are running up against deep-seated cultural realities, and some foreign investors and officials are not ready to forget the Khashoggi incident.
According to an Amnesty International report released on Jan. 25, some Saudi women have been tortured and sexually abused while in arbitrary detention by their government. The apparent sin of these victims was to be political activists, campaigners for the advances now enjoyed by the many. Yet the issue of the treatment of Saudi women is wider than that, as the recent case of Rahaf Muhammad al-Qanun illustrates...