Catherine Shakdam

America’s War in Afghanistan Reveals Terror’s...

673453322Less than a week after US President Donald Trump sanctioned a brutal airstrike against alleged Daesh militants (ISIS) positions in Afghanistan, the Taliban carried out an attack against the Afghan Security Forces, putting the argument…

Yemen – the New Graveyard Where Empires...

56234123213“Some have called Afghanistan ‘the graveyard of empires,’ and it probably is the graveyard of empires.” James G. Stavridis. Indeed, many great empires over the centuries came to crash against the stubborn will of Afghanistan, only…

Trump’s America Goes to War to Salvage the Em...

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World beware Trump’s America is on the prowl and it means business … For all his former promises of non-military intervention in the Middle East and his scathing criticism of former US President Barack Obama’s propensity for war…

The New Thaw: Donald Trump and the Iranian Re...

34532423423Over four decades into the Islamic Revolution, it appears that Iran and its political nemesis, the United States of America are nowhere near a détente, especially now that a tempestuous…

Afghanistan: Breaking Away From The Age of In...

342131231231It is often that I go back to a quote from Martin Jacques, the British academic on Western interventionism and Afghanistan. He said: “Never underestimate the ability of political leaders to misread history on a monumental scale…

Yemen Resistance Shatters Saudi Arabia Territ...

423412312312If Saudi Arabia continues to exude control and political confidence from behind the billions of dollars its large coffers have offered its elite by way of immunity, the kingdom never planned for Yemen Resistance to rise a colossus…

The March for Riyadh – Yemen’s War Takes on t...

324123123123``Yemen’s war has taken an unprecedented turn … Let me rephrase my statement: Yemen’s war took a turn Saudi Arabia and its many great Western allies never anticipated, let alone…

Terror – Riyadh’s Answer To Its M...

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If Yemen remains synonymous with unrest and violence thanks to the military deluge Saudi Arabia has insisted on drowning the impoverished nation under since late March 2015, Terror had yet to claim its fill of blood. Terror…

Saudi Arabia Cries Foul Play in Yemen

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As Yemen International Conference in the Support of Yemen was in full swing in the British capital, London, Yemenis came in their hundreds of thousands to pledge their support to the Resistance movement this August 20, 2016 – yet…

Unearthing Turkey’s political fault-lines – F...

As I write these lines much of the world media community is still attempting to work its way through the maze of information, misinformation and potential geopolitical repercussions…

Al Quds Day – A global movement for unity and...

45345345345A worldwide event dedicated to the rights and freedom of the Palestinians, Al Quds International Day was founded by late Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 to unify nations, and communities in their innate rejection of tyranny. Beyond…

Those Political Truths We Fear to Face – Yeme...

234234324234It is not often that world events offer us a true window into the covert world of global politics – by global I mean this secret inner political sanctum, us, common mortals, are never ever allowed to look upon, never…


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