Catherine Shakdam

The Kurds, the Turkmen and the Great Middle E...

54654655As Iraq struggles against Daesh, ethno-sectarian tensions in northern Iraq threatens to throw off the country’s tentative national alliance against radicalism. Eaten away by religious bias, and deep-seated ethnic rancour Iraq stands now to lose…

The Role Children Play in Yemen’s Ongoi...

56456555While there is no love lost in between Saudi Arabia and Yemen – not since the kingdom decided to play target practice with the impoverished nation, in the name of geopolitical scoring and a burning ambition to seize control over…

Saudi Arabia’s Plan for the MENA –Where is th...

image (2)Saudi Arabia King Salman visited Egypt this weekend – a move most media hailed as a sign of rapprochement in between the two powers, a positive development which will undoubtedly allow for better cooperation, and thus security in…

Lebanon: Forget the Arab Spring – Here ...

435345345Revolution’s fire is burning bright in the Levant and its winds are infectious. From Lebanon to Beirut and beyond, Manama, the Middle East is once more holding its breath before the defiance of its youth. This time around…

The Axis of Resistance – How Iran is Le...

67567333While many world nations remain under the impression that Washington and its regional allies in the Middle East – Saudi Arabia in the lead, are indeed conducting just wars in the region, fighting and opposing the rise of Wahhabi radicalism, it is really East they…

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…

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