Catherine Shakdam

The Battle for Aden or the radicalization of ...

545345422 If from the onset of the war on Yemen back in March 25, Saudi Arabia unilaterally proclaimed its desire to “liberate” the country from under the influence of the Houthis to restore, Yemen’s political legitimacy in the person of once-resigned-twice-runaway…

Wahhabism, Al Saud and ISIS – the Unhol...

65643213Although ISIS has certainly been sold as an Islamic movement, everything it professes and teaches stands against Islam and its teachings. This divide actually goes beyond Islam’s great schism – which schism it needs to be…

Saudi Arabia: How Yemeni Politicians Are not ...

Y8452110Almost two months into its war against Yemen – one change of strategy and two ceasefires later – and Saudi Arabia appears nowhere near achieving any of its goals in this poorest and certainly most unruly nation of the Arabian Peninsula. But since…

Breaking up Iraq: Creation of a Proxy Kurdist...

342111If the Middle East has lived under the guise of western oligarchs since the fall of the Ottoman Empire (WWI), held hostage to foreign powers’ will and desire to rule and control some of the world’s most precious natural resources: oil, gas and minerals, Washington…

War Crimes and Ethnic Cleansing in Yemen

H34242342A month  into its unilateral military aggression on Yemen, Saudi Arabia appears to have lost most of its composure, finding itself in a quagmire it never thought it could fall into – especially not in the most impoverished and instability-racked nation in the Arabian…

Yemen: The New Shia-Sunni Frontline Which Nev...

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In utter and complete violation of international law, Saudi Arabia, the world's most violent and repressive theocracy declared war on…

Behind the Political Smokescreen — What is th...

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Hailed a success and a model by US President Barack Obama in September 2014, Yemen, this poorest and most populous…

Inner-fighting and Conflicting Agendas are Er...

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If Saudi Arabia has seen several kings fall and rise throughout the decades, it is probably King Abdullah ibn Saud’s…

America’s war in Afghanistan is over … or is ...

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The United States would have you know that it's war in Afghanistan has finally come to a successful end ……

The Taliban is on the move – Kabul stands in ...

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According to troubling reports coming from Afghanistan, the Taliban - an Islamic fundamentalist political movement which rose in reaction to…

The last terror frontier – Why Daash is eyein...

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With much of the world’s attention focused on Daash’s advances in the greater Levant – aka the Islamic State –…

Saudi’s Invisible War Against Shia Muslims in...

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If it is fair to say that there is no lost love in between Saudi Arabia and Shia Islam, or…

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