No 11


Arab Press Review

(MEES Translation)

The Saudi Peace Initiative

The following is an extract from an article by Samir Qasir (Lebanese journalist)entitled After the Saudi Era that was published in the Lebanese daily al-Nahar on 1 March.

In days gone by itwas not possible to get a handle on Saudi policy. Over the decades, especiallysince the oil boom, any Arab wanting to write with any modicum of independenceabout Saudi Arabia faced one of two problems: either indirect,...