Global Politics

Blogger Expects Democracy to Develop Soon in Saudi Arabia


Saudi businesswoman and writer Aiyah Saihati. (Photo:

Aiyah Saihati is a young Saudi writer and businesswoman who believes her country is on the move towards democracy.

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In an op-ed published in the New York Times earlier this month, Saihati wrote that oil wealthy states are, "engaged in calibrated reforms and measured crackdowns," and therefore will be less likely to democratize.

But she claims change will happen faster in Saudi Arabia.