Apologies for the long absence. As you may have concluded by now from the extended inactivity here, the Riyadh Bureau newsletter is not coming back in its old regular format anytime soon. I have turned off paid subscriptions. If you were a paid subscriber you would be automatically refunded for any time remaining on your subscription. I may send random dispatches at irregular intervals in the future, but for now I just want to thank you for your support and reading the newsletter. If you have any issues or questions please feel free to reply to this email.