Saudi businesswoman and writer Aiyah Saihati. (Photo: aiyahsaihati.net)
Aiyah Saihati is a young Saudi writer and businesswoman who believes her country is on the move towards democracy.
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.
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