... Saudi Arabia and the UAE more or less invaded Bahrain. Just thought you would want to know.
The New York Times has assembled a really smart crew of scholars to weigh in on Saudi Arabia, by the way: Bernard Haykel, Toby Jones, Chris Boucek, Rachel Bronson and more. I wish I knew more about the Gulf states, but the first two trips I took to Saudi Arabia came last year. It was fascinating, but I have the feeling that to really say something of consequence about Saudi Arabia, you need to have spent more time there than just a few weeks.