CIS Public Talks: “Rogue Elements” or Rogue State: Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi
When: Thursday, 8 November, 2018 from 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Where: THE LITTLE HALL, SIDGWICK SITE, SIDWICK AVANEUE, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DA
Speaker: Madawi Al-Rasheed
Registration is necessary for this event: https://bit.ly/2O9jVtv
** “Rogue Elements” or Rogue State: Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi **
In the light of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, the Saudi regime faced a serious, unprecedented crisis; mainly the collapse of its reputation as a benevolent monarchy. In the literature on authoritarianism, the monarchy is classified as one that uses more carrots than sticks with critics and dissidents. However, the consulate incident exposed this persistent myth and undermined Saudi credibility at the domestic and international levels. This presentation explores the consequences and assess future prospects.
Dr Madawi Al-Rasheed is a visiting professor at the Middle East Centre at LSE. She has written extensively about the Arabian Peninsula and her most recent book is Salman’s Legacy: the Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia, Hurst, 2018.