Saudi Regional Interventions in the Middle East: Consequences for Local Societies

Madawi Al-Rasheed

Date: October 27, 2015

Location: Zurich

“Saudi intervention has led to the suppression of peaceful protest and the demise of democratic forces in the Arab world,” warns Madawi al-Rasheed: “The empowerment of the Saudi regime by its Western allies has led to the spread of Saudi religious and social norms” in the region, including intolerance of religious minorities and marginalization of women.