Faisal Al-Shammeri
Faisal Al-Shammeri

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

Faisal Al-Shammeri
Faisal Al-Shammeri

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


Did we not learn anything from Munich Agreement?

Sunday, 15 April 2018

For those who have never heard of the Munich Agreement it's stated purpose was to guarantee peace, a preservation of the status quo for the ...

To our friends: The United States of America and its people

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was established on September 23, 1932 in a far different world than we see today. One that even with the benefit of ...

Saudi Arabia and the US: A common cause, common destiny

Friday, 16 March 2018

We are on the eve of a visit by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the United States. It can be reasonably articulated that this is perhaps the most ...

The US wiretapping row raises important questions on surveillance

Saturday, 3 February 2018

One of the biggest stories making headlines in Washington these days centers on allegations of ‘wiretapping’ during the presidential ...

Back to the future: Resetting the time continuum from 1979

Friday, 15 December 2017

There are a host of issues in the Middle East grabbing headlines these days. Developments in Afghanistan and Iran, political instability in Egypt and ...

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, ...

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