Don’t Ally with Saudi Arabia against Russia

by Eldar Mamedov While the usual suspects flood the US media with ideas on how to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over his audacious move in Syria, the European Parliament adopted a new resolution on October 8 on the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia.… Continue Reading  

World Leaders Yawn at Saudi Human Rights Abuses

by Brian Dooley When the Islamic State beheads captives, it’s nothing less than “an assault on all humanity,” President Obama told the UN last week. Good for you, Mr President, you’re right to be indignant and angry when prisoners have their heads… Continue Reading  

The War Over Blasphemy

by Maikel Nabil Sanad Two weeks ago, Iceland abolished its 75-year-old blasphemy law. The parliament’s decision was a victory for the unconventional Pirate Party, which made the call to abolish the blasphemy law in Iceland after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist… Continue Reading  

EU Realignment on Saudi Arabia and Iran?

by Eldar Mamedov In a rare move, the European Parliament (EP) recently adopted a strongly worded resolution condemning human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia by a vote of 460 to 153. The focus of the resolution was Raif Badawi, a… Continue Reading