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Sawsan Al Shaer
Sawsan Al Shaer

Sawsan Al Shaer is a Bahraini writer and journalist. She tweets under the handle @sawsanalshaer

Qatar takes one step forward, two steps back

The Gulf will never allow Qatar to be ripped from it, regardless of its behavior and how astray it goes. The Gulf will always embrace Qatar. The shortest way to get somewhere is through a direct route...

Will Pompeo beat the drums of war against Iran?

We are currently in a race between the escalation of US warnings on one hand, and Iran’s increasing control over territories in Syria on the other, as Trump’s deadline regarding the...

Egypt’s Sinai campaign, a fight on behalf of the region

I wish the Arab media would highlight the importance of what Egypt has been doing in Sinai on behalf of all Arab and Gulf countries. The Egyptian army is conducting the biggest operation to flush out...

Who is harmed by Saudi-Egyptian rapprochement?

I can’t find a logical explanation as to why some are upset of Saudi Arabia’s activity towards any Arab country. The systematic media campaign against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Our pre-emptive war on terrorism

Our gratitude to the Bahraini Interior Ministry is measured by the number of lives saved by the pre-emptive operation it recently announced. Every soul that survived - it is as if it saved all mankind...

What justifies Russian veto against Iran’s supply of weapons

The Security Council voted for a resolution that prevents Iran from providing the Houthis with weapons, but Russia vetoed this resolution. This implies that Russia opposes the resolution that prevents...

There’s only one way to confront Iran’s domination

The US and Europe are well-aware that Iran reached the Mediterranean Sea and that the governments of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon paved way for Iran to get this far. However, do they realize that this...

How Qatari funding contributed to Arab destruction

Recent reports and investigations have exposed Qatar’s role in funding rebels in Arab countries under the excuse of “supporting persecuted people” and showed that the Arab Spring was...