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Businessweek Features UVM Middle East Expert on Saudi Arabian Jihadi Rehab

Political science professor and Gulf state expert Gregory Gause helps to explain Saudi Arabia’s rehab for would-be Jihadi fighters. The Saudis are passionately involved in the Syrian conflict, which can sometimes spill over into Saudi nationals seeking to join radical fighting groups, a situation the country aims to prevent. “You don’t have to be an al-Qaeda sympathizer to think that Sunnis in Syria have a right to violent resistance to the Assad regime, and that other Sunnis should help them,” says Gause. Read the story…