[QODLink]
Riz Khan
Saudi Arabia's counter-revolution
New political rifts have begun to emerge in the region, as the monarchy pushes its own agenda.
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2011 08:45

Are regional powers in the Middle East attempting to control the outcome of the uprisings?

As the Arab spring continues to blossom, a counter-revolution is taking hold of the region with Saudi Arabia at the helm. On Thursday's Riz Khan we ask: Will new-found freedoms across the Middle East affect Saudi Arabia's hold on the region?

We speak with Salman Shaikh, the Director of the Brookings Doha Center and fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, where he focuses on mediation and conflict resolution issues facing the Middle East and South Asia.

You can watch the show at 1930 GMT on Al Jazeera English. Repeats will air next day at 0430 GMT, 0830 GMT and 1430 GMT.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.