Automatons and autocrats: the brave new world of Saudi Arabia

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

A Saudi utopia

Neom’s logo
Sophia — the first robot to acquire Saudi nationality

Social ‘innovation’

Forward into the past

Front page of the Saudi newspaper Arab News last Wednesday

What does ‘moderate’ Islam mean?

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Brian Whitaker

Brian Whitaker

Former Middle East editor of the Guardian. Website: www.al-bab.com. Author of 'Arabs Without God'.