Practicing tolerance to ambiguity: this is how “Twelve week at Riad” that is the name of the book written by the German journalist Susanne Koebl. The subheading could go like: “Why the West believes more in lucrative orders than human rights”. Instead it is as follows: “Saudi-Arabia between dictatorship and breakup”. Is this really a question of either … or?
The Arab Human Development Reports (brief: ADHR) are being published by the United Nations, however they are written by independent Arabic intellectuals and academics. The United Nations state that the reports are autonomous written by a representative group of selected representatives of the region, self-critical and kept in perspective. The results are completed by an opinion poll in four Arabic