On the February 3rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Saudi Arabia’s domestic and regional policies. Following the death of King Abdullah, the kingdom has been hailed as "an Island of stability in a volatile region." How did Saudi Arabia react to recent popular uprisings in the Arab world? what drives its policies? And what’s in store for its US-Saudi relations? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Toby Jones, associate professor of Middle East history at Rutgers University, author of Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia
Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, author of Political Aid and Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice, and Representation
The Nation: The Price of Dissent in Saudi Arabia
Fair Observer: It’s Not a Sunni-Shiite Conflict, Dummy
Jacobin: Our Friends in Riyadh