Fouad al-Farhan

It seems the Saudi government has arrested their country’s most popular blogger. This site — Free Fouad — has been set up to support him. In policy terms, it seems to me that the conversation tends to veer from the idea of supporting “our bastards” in countries like Saudi Arabia to the idea of trying to transform them into democracies. The latter would be nice, but doesn’t really seem possible. That still leaves us, however, with the possibility of not being so deeply in bed with these kind of regimes.