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Why Saudi Arabia is Embracing a New Nationalism

Jan 4, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Lebanon's Christian Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai (C) arrives for a historic first-time meeting with the Saudi crown prince on Nov. 14, 2017, in Riyadh.

Lebanon's Christian Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai (C) arrives for a first-time meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Nov. 14, 2017, in Riyadh.

(FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

The traditionally hard-line Islamist kingdom has been encouraging citizens to identify more strongly with their geographic location, and it has even shown signs of increasing tolerance for other religious faiths....

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