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Zuhair al-Harthi
Zuhair al-Harthi

Zuhair al-Harthi is a Saudi journalist and political analyst, he obtained a PhD in Philosophy of Law from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England in 2004. He specializes in criminal law and human rights.

The never-ending story of the West and human rights

No one denies that the modern West enjoys a remarkable structure, especially in its elements of balance and separation. In other words, the nature of the West’s institutional system with its entailed...

Russia and the Islamic world; Differences do not mean disagreement

Present-day Russian elites do not deny their respect for the history of their nation, i.e., the former Soviet Union, but they publicly affirm on every occasion that they are free from its shackles and...

Riyadh and Washington: Pragmatism and other subjects

Much has been said in the media about Saudi-US relations, especially since the arrival of President Biden to the White House. Perhaps some of it is true, but what is also true is that the delicacy of...

The flip side of human rights

Protecting human rights is a noble goal that humanity aspires to, which is a beautiful thing when associated with integrity and facts, but has a dark, ugly side as well. We have recently witnessed...

Reform and the will for change: Towards a state of law and institutions

In order to understand the changes, transformations and decisions taking place in Saudi Arabia, we must avoid associating them with the timing, the nature of the current stage we are in, or society's...

Restore the UN’s independence and abolish the veto

It is no secret that the UN has become powerless, like a desert island battered by a storm, as evidenced by the lack of confidence of many parties who deal with it. The more the UN fails, the more...