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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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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 ...

The common threads between Brexit, US presidential election and France

Friday, 5 May 2017

Not all events are exactly the same and frequently the determining factor is context. However, we are able to see common threads between Great Britain ...

Evolution of the American political parties

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Change is the essence of life and so is the case with two major political parties in the United States. The inflection points for both the parties ...

What the most murderous regimes of the 20th century have in common?

Monday, 6 March 2017

Well first off who are the most murderous regimes of the 20th century? National Socialist Germany, Bolshevik Russia, Mao’s China and Cambodia ...

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