It seems sheer willpower, foresight and determination of benevolent dictatorships have had a better record in the Middle East than any other progressive ideology.
Albeit there has been great regressions in last decades, Turkey’s Kemal Mustafa Ataturk and Reza Shah Pahlavi copying him in Iran, dragged both nations out of centuries of stupor into pre-modernity.
If successful, the great change dictated from the top that Saudi Prince Salman is attempting, has the potential of doing good for Arabia, the region and particularly Iran.
The Iranian born Shrab Ahmari, the former editor and columnist with The Wall Street Journal, has penned “The Real Arab Spring” in Commentary, it is a good read.
Airtight sanctions, a la against the despicable South Africa apartheid, works. U.S. lawmakers get to it.
Ps. Israel, the one and only true democracy in the entire region is Iran's historic, cultural and strategic ally. Once the unreformable, expansionist and warmongering Islamist fascism is retired by the Iranian people, both nations can bring back peace and stability to the war torn region. In case Salman succeeds, it can only help in increasing the chances of brighter future for the region.