Mohammed Al Shaikh
Mohammed Al Shaikh

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

We all wish the war in Yemen ends

All Saudis — from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the average citizen — wish that the war in Yemen ends.However, they totally reject the possibility of mullahs’ government...

Qatar and gambling on the impossible

It seems the isolation and marginalization which Qatar is living through is going to prolong and may cost the Qataris more than what they expected at the beginning of the boycott.In order to withstand...

Will the Revolutionary Guards turn against Iran’s mullahs?

After the first round of US sanctions against Iran came into effect, US President Donald Trump expressed his willingness to negotiate with Iran. It is obvious that he will set new conditions for a new...

Human development precedes democracy

Democracy is not always the perfect solution in relations between government and the people and as long as societies do not have their most important elements in place: individualism and abandoning...

The Arab NATO directed at Iran

Reports have started circulating about an intention to establish a NATO-style security and military strategic alliance between the US, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Jordan to confront the...

Criminalizing the Muslim Brotherhood in the US

According to Al Arabiya, experts called on by the US Congress to testify regarding criminalizing the Muslim Brotherhood have praised the efforts made by Republican legislators for reviving a bill that...

Houthi disarmament prerequisite for ending war in Yemen

There can be no solution to the war in Yemen unless the Houthis agree to give up their weapons. I do not think one can find a single Saudi who would accept Houthis (Iran’s agents in Yemen) to...

Punish ignorant people who promote sectarianism

It is said that once a Sunni Palestinian and a Shiite Iraqi were debating in London over Husayn ibn Ali and Muawiyah and who was better among the two. The heated debate escalated into a fight so the...