Stories about Saudi Arabia reveal mysteries of the world’s most powerful kingdom

The Desert Dream: Saudi Arabia

Summary: Yesterday's news from Saudi Arabia reminds us about the importance of that little but rich and powerful nation, and how little we know about it. Here are two great articles giving fascinating glimpses into that strange and mysterious land. This is a follow-up to yesterday's Today the Saudis got a new Crown Prince. Stratfor explains how … Continue reading Stories about Saudi Arabia reveal mysteries of the world’s most powerful kingdom

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Today the Saudis got a new Crown Prince. Stratfor explains how this might rock the region

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Summary: Has the appointment of a new crown prince made Saudi Arabia more stable, or set off conflicts among the Princes that will bring it down? Either way, the result might transform the politics of the Middle East. Here is Stratfor's analysis of this major event. Second of two posts today. "{T}he Kingdom’s 80th birthday … Continue reading Today the Saudis got a new Crown Prince. Stratfor explains how this might rock the region

Fear the police (important advice on the streets of his new America)

Let's do something different. Instead of discussing the evolution of the-America-that-once-was into a New America, let's have some practical advice about how to live in it. For example, what should you do when questioned by the police? You have identified yourself, and now the questions begin...  {From the archive of 2013.} Contents Don't talk without an attorney … Continue reading Fear the police (important advice on the streets of his new America)