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The Saudi Counter-Revolution August 9, 2011

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Contents High Anxiety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Is Saudi Arabia really counter-revolutionary? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Reform or the flood in the Gulf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Yes, It Could Happen Here. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 There Will Be No Uprising in Saudi Arabia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The costs of counter-revolution in the GCC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Saudi Islamists and the potential for protest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Trouble Down South. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Hands off the wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Saudi Arabia Strikes Back. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 The Bahrain crisis and its regional dangers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 The GCC shows its true colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 How Saudi Arabia and Qatar Became Friends Again. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 The maybe greater GCC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 What Saudis really think about Iran. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 The What Cooperation Council? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Recommended Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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Online Article Index High Anxiety http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/23/high_anxiety Is Saudi Arabia really counter-revolutionary? http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/08/09/is_saudi_arabia_really_counter_revolutionary Reform or the flood in the Gulf http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/02/20/reform_or_the_flood_in_the_gulf Yes, It Could Happen Here http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/02/28/yes_it_could_happen_here There Will Be No Uprising in Saudi Arabia http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/03/10/there_will_be_no_uprising_in_saudi_arabia The costs of counter-revolution in the GCC http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/05/31/the_costs_of_counter_revolution_in_the_gcc Saudi Islamists and the potential for protest http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/06/02/saudi_islamists_and_the_potential_for_protest Trouble Down South: http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/07/05/trouble_down_south Hands off the wheel http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/05/26/hands_off_the_wheel Saudi Arabia Strikes Back: http://mideast.