ICRD Monthly Update: January 9, 2018

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is experiencing a critical moment in its history. To the surprise of many observers, the Crown Prince has begun to usher in dramatic social and political reforms for what has been an ultra-conservative country. However, the Kingdom is facing an uphill battle if it hopes to shake off the influence of what the Crown Prince described as “extremist ideologies”, including those in their public-school curriculums. ICRD has been working to support this process of reform by reviewing and reporting on intolerant content in Saudi school textbooks since 2012 through quiet diplomacy. Read more