Saudi Arabia’s $3.5 billion investment in global transportation company, Uber, grabbed headlines yesterday, and rightly so. After all, it was the largest single investment ever made in a private company. The generally mixed reactions were also understandable given that Saudi Arabia has numerous critics. However, one can’t help but say that some of the criticism appeared blatantly misguided and extremely far from the realities on the ground.
What stronger message could there be more than the Kingdom’s powerful Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, personally and publically endorsing women’s right to drive?Faisal J. Abbas