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COLUMNISTS
Faisal Al-Shammeri
Faisal Al-Shammeri

Faisal Al-Shammeri is a political analyst based in Washington DC. He tweets @mr_alshammeri

COLUMNISTS
Faisal Al-Shammeri
Faisal Al-Shammeri

Faisal Al-Shammeri is a political analyst based in Washington DC. He tweets @mr_alshammeri

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Saudi Arabia: An inflection point in destiny

Thursday, 16 November 2017

There was once an emerging power with ambitions that stretched beyond its shores. This power was a regional hegemon but a great debate raged within ...

ISIS and Iran: The new axis of power

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

ISIS grabbed global attention not just for its readiness to do the unthinkable but also for its dubious excellence at being a ruthless intelligence ...

Saudi Arabia: The immense outreach of soft power

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Nations project power in multifarious ways. Today, the United States is not only the largest economy in the world; its dollar enjoys the world’s ...

Iran’s links with al-Qaeda, reality defies conventional wisdom

Friday, 13 October 2017

One of the most useful maxims is to beware of the pitfalls of conventional wisdom. It is said that Iran and Al-Qaeda could not have any relationship ...

North Korean nukes and the Iranian nexus

Thursday, 7 September 2017

The flavor of geopolitical discussions these days is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known as North Korea. As always, ...

How can Saudi Arabia prioritize and obtain its strategic interests?

Sunday, 13 August 2017

It has been said that “Great Powers do not have friends, they have interests.” As valid as this statement is, it is applicable up and down ...

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre: Outreach with a global footprint

Friday, 21 July 2017

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre is on the forefront of humanitarian outreach throughout the globe. To date it has provided ...

How Nazi Germany’s ethnic squads find parallel in Badr Organization

Friday, 7 July 2017

When Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 it was a campaign of clear aims. To destroy Poland as a nation-state, eliminate all sources of ...

Qatar’s tendency to cross the red lines

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The current state or relations between Qatar and The Gulf Cooperation Council are not good. They have not been good for a little while nor is there ...

The Destination is Riyadh

Friday, 19 May 2017

With the arrival of President Trump to Riyadh, there are things we know and there are things that of a historical magnitude unfolding before all of us ...

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