In much of the Middle East, and even in Iran, the military commander was feared, and his death has been greeted with elation.
The killing of the Saudi journalist a year ago is part of the larger context of the battle for dominance in the Middle East.
More and more female writers, journalists, and artists are offering an alternative to the typically male, often autocratic voice that dominates the Middle East.
In 2006, he found himself in a country falling into war—an experience that forever altered how he would understand people, culture, history, and conflict.
The move to brand women’s rights activists as traitors suggests that the kingdom may be embracing an ominous form of patriotism.