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Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran
Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

Fahad Shoqiran is a Saudi writer and researcher who also founded the Riyadh philosophers group. His writings have appeared in pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, Alarabiya.net, among others. He also blogs on philosophies, cultures and arts. He tweets @shoqiran.

The ‘great ruse’ of the happiness rhetoric

The “happiness rhetoric,” a recurrent media topic, continues with its exposing practices. This one-size-fits-all rhetoric, an ideological one at times and a utilitarian one other times, can only be...

Drone planes and the new type of terrorism

Egyptian Jihad movement Leader Nabeel Naeem once told a story that Usama Bin Laden has launched a project that seeks to acquire techniques which produce lethal weapons, establishing contacts and...

A word in favor of development, political realism

The new spirit that is shining in Saudi Arabia following the 2030-Vision is astonishing, and it simply symbolizes the revival of a society that always aspired to live it up, and of a land that has...

Arab tragedy and the curse of resistance

It is agonizing that the resistance and its militias test the Israelis and their anger every few years.After the July 2006 war that killed more than 2,000 Lebanese people and caused economic losses...

Hezbollah prepares for the collapse of the state

In a recent television interview, Walid Jumblatt appeared to have grown a "pandemic" beard. He joked that growing a beard is required by the current situation because we in Lebanon seem to be living...

Erdogan’s investment and abandonment of the Brotherhood

The latest move by Turkey towards the Muslim Brotherhood came as a big surprise for many. It can be said that this is the most distinctive shift in the Turkish attitude toward political Islam in...

The US and the risk of its “balancing act”

All testimonies of al-Qaeda leaders involved in the planning of the September 11 attacks acknowledge that the primary purpose behind it was to “damage the Saudi-US relations.”Iran’s support of...

THE LINE: A victory for science and a blow to ideology

Most cities are built around survival needs. Cities can also be used as focal points for war, like al-Kufa’s location served for battles between Arabs and the Sasanian Empire. In his book entitled...