Madawi Al-Rasheed is Professor of Social Anthropology at King’s College, London. Born in Saudi Arabia, she currently lives in London. Her research focuses on history, society, religion and politics in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf. Her recent publications include Politics in an Arabian Oasis, A History of Saudi Arabia, and Contesting the Saudi State. In an interview with The Real News she reflects on current developments in Saudi Arabia against the background of the Middle Eastern uprisings and ‘Western hypocrisy’[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0R2Fc0cx_I]
In the next video you find another interview with Madawi Al-Rasheed that gives you some more background information on who rules Saudi Arabia and the War against Terror.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzQsMMJ31Jo]
You can find Madawi Al Rasheed’s website HERE.