Faisal Al-Shammeri
Faisal Al-Shammeri

Faisal Al-Shammeri is a political analyst based in Washington DC. He tweets @mr_alshammeri

Faisal Al-Shammeri
Faisal Al-Shammeri

Faisal Al-Shammeri is a political analyst based in Washington DC. He tweets @mr_alshammeri


A century after the end of World War I, her dominoes continue to tumble

Thursday, 10 January 2019

If it were not for World War I (1914-1919), we would not have had the Russian Revolution, the rise ...

Freedom, totalitarianism and remnants of the Cold War?

Monday, 17 December 2018

By the end of the Second World War, it was clear that two superpowers will emerge from the ashes of ...

Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries

Tuesday, 02 October 2018

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of ...

Enlightenment and moral absolutism

Friday, 14 September 2018

The exchange of ideas and the ability to engage fellow citizens has always been one of the hallmarks ...

Nation states and the approach to ‘big oil’

Monday, 16 July 2018

Well for a country that has been blessed with oil it certainly is a rather interesting premise and ...

End of Iran nuclear deal: No more business as usual

Thursday, 21 June 2018

With the end of the Iranian nuclear deal it becomes important to consider what actions will be taken ...

Iran and the Gulf: Let’s start with facts and then move forward

Saturday, 02 June 2018

Contrary to commonly held perceptions, the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal has been well ...

Did we not learn anything from Munich Agreement?

Sunday, 15 April 2018

For those who have never heard of the Munich Agreement it's stated purpose was to guarantee peace, a ...

To our friends: The United States of America and its people

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was established on September 23, 1932 in a far different world than we ...

Saudi Arabia and the US: A common cause, common destiny

Friday, 16 March 2018

We are on the eve of a visit by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the United States. It can be ...

The US wiretapping row raises important questions on surveillance

Saturday, 03 February 2018

One of the biggest stories making headlines in Washington these days centers on allegations of ...

Where is all this going for Iran

Monday, 15 January 2018

So once again there are people in the streets of Iran. In 2009 the “Green Revolution” ...

Back to the future: Resetting the time continuum from 1979

Friday, 15 December 2017

There are a host of issues in the Middle East grabbing headlines these days. Developments in ...

Saudi Arabia: An inflection point in destiny

Thursday, 16 November 2017

There was once an emerging power with ambitions that stretched beyond its shores. This power was a ...

ISIS and Iran: The new axis of power

Tuesday, 07 November 2017

ISIS grabbed global attention not just for its readiness to do the unthinkable but also for its ...

Saudi Arabia: The immense outreach of soft power

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Nations project power in multifarious ways. Today, the United States is not only the largest economy ...

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 ...

North Korean nukes and the Iranian nexus

Thursday, 07 September 2017

The flavor of geopolitical discussions these days is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ...

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 ...

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 ...