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Paul Aarts and Carolien Roelants, Saudia Arabia: A Kingdom in Peril. London: Hurst, 2015. J: What made you write this book? Paul Aarts (PA): Two years ago I had a chance to visit Saudi Arabia again (after many years). My co-author Carolien Roelants also managed to get a visa—which is not easy—and separately we interviewed quite a few Saudis, from different backgrounds. I travelled to Jeddah, Riyadh, and the Eastern Province (al-Khobar, Dammam, and Qatif). In Jeddah ...Keep Reading »
Paul Aarts has been a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam for the past three decades. He is the co-author (with Carolien Roelants) of Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in Peril (Hurst, 2015) and (with Gerd Nonnemann) editor of Saudi Arabia in the Balance: Political Economy, Society, Foreign Affairs (Hurst and New York University Press, 2005/2006; also available in Arabic with the Center for Arab Unity Studies, Beirut, 2012). He is also the co-editor of From Resilience to Revolt: Making Sense of the Arab Spring (University of Amsterdam/WODC, 2012).
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