Immigration is a complicated topic, but it does not have to be. Focusing on a common vocabulary and specific policy solutions is a step in the right direction.
The disappearance and premeditated murder of Jamal Khashoggi is just the tip of the iceberg in Saudi Arabia’s recent shift toward total suppression of dissent. While evidence has leaked out since Khashoggi’s death, the full extent of the crime has not yet been uncovered. Many questions remain for which the Saudi regime must be held accountable. The world deserves answers now.
“Every time the technician comes to fix my computer, he comes close to me and [ touches ] my shoulder or my hands for no reason.”
Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler is the not the “reformer” Western governments had optimistically hoped for. But the ways in which Saudi Arabia has changed socially and economically during his tenure as first Deputy Crown Prince and now Crown Prince illustrate how Mohammed bin Salman is a “reformer” of sorts—albeit a ruthlessly authoritarian one—who has taken a lesson out of the books of Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and China’s President, with no intent to liberalize the oil-rich Kingdom’s political system.
New initiatives to expand mental health services in the Emirates will only succeed if Emiratis can be convinced of the benefits of these services and overcome the social stigma of talking about mental illness, much less accepting treatment.
National military service for young Moroccan men and women should be part of an integrated youth development strategy less concerned about vague ideas and more about preparing youth for work and dignity in a country that opens doors to opportunities. The commitment must be mutually beneficial.
Plans to re-institute national military service for young Moroccan men and women should be a centerpiece for a national discussion on what to do about the country’s discontented youth. But the who, what, where, why, and how remain unanswered.
Celebrated every 10th of Muharram (the first month in the Islamic Hijri calendar), the Day of Ashura holds great historical and religious significance for Muslims worldwide. This year, Ashura is observed on September 20.
As the UN General Assembly session gets underway in New York City this week, Inside Arabia is launching #SaveYemen, a massive public awareness campaign demanding that the United Nations act now to stop the war that has resulted in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Thousands of Yemeni civilians are being slaughtered and millions are at risk of starving to death or dying of preventable diseases.
Sisi’s new Cairo is just one indication of a multi-prong strategy to clamp down on civil rights, freedom of expression, and independence of the judiciary.