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“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” Winston Churchill told his listeners in a radio broadcast in October 1939.

Much the same can be said about Saudi Arabia — one of the most compulsively secretive countries in the world at the start of the 21st century.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
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