March 15, 2011
While you weren't looking ...
... 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.