Interesting Reading by James M. Dorsey

The IADC Inc staff often encounter interesting articles that we would like to recommend to all of our readers.

Today’s Staff Recommends is an article uploaded to academia.edu titled Creating Frankenstein: Saudi Arabia’s Ultra-conservative Footprint in Africa by author James M. Dorsey, faculty member at Nanyang Technological University, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

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James M. Dorsey
Nanyang Technological University, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Faculty Member
Creating Frankenstein: Saudi Arabia’s ultra-conservative footprint in Africa

There is much debate about what spurs political violence. The explanations are multi-fold. There is one aspect that I’d like to discuss tonight as it relates to Africa and that is the role of Saudi Arabia. Let me be clear: With the exception of a handful of countries, none of which are in Africa, Saudi Arabia, that is to say the government, the religious establishment and members of the ruling family and business community, does not fund violence. It has however over the last half century launched the single largest public diplomacy campaign in history, pumping up to $100 billion dollars…