The Cognitive Dissonance at the Heart of American Diplomacy

Husain Abdulla 9 March 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry has certainly earned the right to speak before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. As a US Senator and now Secretary of State, he has promoted human rights and the expansion of freedom in authoritarian nations. Therefore, when Secretary Kerry remarks, “When people[…]

Upcoming Event: Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia

Please join Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Human Rights First, Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Pen International, Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, and the European-Saudi Organization for Human Rights on 10 March at 10:00 AM in Room XI at the Palais de Nationes for[…]

ADHRB Sends Letter to Secretary Kerry Urging Reevaluation of U.S. Policy toward Saudi Arabia

5 March 2015 – Washington, DC – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent a letter to the office of Secretary of State John Kerry today, urging him to use his trip to Saudi Arabia as an opportunity to press Saudi officials on human rights reforms. Secretary Kerry will meet with King[…]

67 U.S. Members of Congress Send Bipartisan Letter to King Salman of Saudi Arabia

4 March 2015 – Washington, DC – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), in collaboration with Amnesty International USA and 15 other NGOs, endorse the letter sent by 67 U.S. Members of Congress to King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud calling on him to enact human rights and democratic reforms. The letter, sent[…]

Mapping the Saudi State: An Introduction

*Best viewed in full screen mode Due to a lack of information, media outlets and international advocates for political reform in Saudi Arabia have often treated the various and competing bodies of the Saudi government as one uniform repressive machine. Without being able to differentiate between dissimilar agencies with divergent mandates, however, leaders are distanced[…]