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Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri

Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri is a political analyst and international relations scholar.

Twitter: @DrHamsheri

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The ‘hidden agenda’ that doesn’t exist

There have been many steps in the right direction recently in relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and the other Gulf states.

August 22, 2017

Why Qatar-US deal to fight terror financing is not enough

The current crisis between the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) and Qatar is still without a solution, despite the very great efforts exerted by the Kuwaiti mediators. In addition, there have been international efforts made by Germany, Britain, the US and France.

July 19, 2017

The significance of Trump’s visit to Riyadh

US President Donald Trump will arrive in Saudi Arabia next week on a special visit. It will be his first foreign trip since he took office in January.

May 15, 2017

Russia is fighting terror with terror

While Russian President Vladimir Putin was meeting with his Belarussian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, a terrorist attack occurred in St. Petersburg metro. Was it timed to coincide with the meeting? Was St.

April 06, 2017

Restoring hope and legitimacy in Yemen

March 26 marked two years since Operation Decisive Storm was launched to restore legitimacy in Yemen. The country’s legitimacy had been hijacked by a minority militia that is an Iranian arm in the region.

March 30, 2017

A sure-shot way to end terrorism is to dismantle sectarian militias

Donald Trump has begun his presidency with controversial orders, such as building a wall on the US-Mexico border, and temporarily banning the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

February 01, 2017