Mohammed Al Shaikh
Mohammed Al Shaikh

Mohammed Al Shaikh is a Saudi writer with al-Jazirah newspaper. He tweets @alshaikhmhmd

Gulf Muslim Brotherhood: “Fake it till you make it!”

The Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf find their scope for maneuvering greatly reduced after their failure in the bloody revolutions that swept the region over the last ten years. The Muslim Brotherhood...

Possessing nuclear weapons is the only way

If it were not for President Trump’s position, Iran would have been within a whisker of possessing nuclear weapons, and the region would have been under a real nuclear threat by an ideological state...

Saudi Arabian women: Then and now

Women make up roughly 50 percent of any society, including our own, so any development process that excludes women from its considerations and focuses on men is simply unfathomable. Such a development...

On vagrant Saudi dissidents

Many causes lead to the downfall of states, the most important of which is recession. Empirically speaking, the conflicts, insecurity, and instability that cause states to collapse are also caused by...

The Erdogan-Macron tussle

Former US President Barack Obama entrusted Recep Tayyip Erdogan with leading what they termed “the New Middle East,” funded by the “petty” state of Qatar.However, this project did not only face...

Muslim immigrants in the West

I stand against the demands of some simple commoners to boycott all European products. These naive folk do not mind starving to death just to inflict harm on the “infidel” West, as they call it.To...

Biden and US Policy in the Middle East

The US election numbers show that Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden will be the next US president. The question is: What are the implications of a Biden presidency on our country and the region?For...

Why not reconcile with Iran?

A question I get asked a lot by our Arab and non-Arab brothers is the following: Why don't you reconcile with Iran?First, I would like to note that I am totally convinced that politics is "the art of...