Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri

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

Twitter: @DrHamsheri

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Iran increasingly turning to Latin America to defy US sanctions

The signing of a 20-year strategic cooperation agreement by Iran and Venezuela on Saturday was not a surprise. The deal between the two major oil-producing countries that are subject to US sanctions shows the nature of their relationship.

June 13, 2022

No room for provocation: Qur’an burning in Sweden an incitement of hate

Hate speech covers many forms of expression that incite, promote or justify hatred, violence and discrimination against a person or group of persons for a variety of reasons.

April 19, 2022

United Yemen puts pressure on Houthis to negotiate

The formation of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council last week came as a result of extensive 10-day intra-Yemeni talks in Riyadh. The talks reached important and sometimes detailed outcomes in each of six tracks: Political, security, economic, social, humanitarian and media.

April 15, 2022

US Middle East policy at a crossroads amid IRGC dilemma

For several decades now, the US has pacified and appeased the Iranian regime rather than confronted its terrorism or, at the very least, curbed and disrupted its aggressive behavior.

March 22, 2022

War on terrorism fought the symptoms, not the cause

Sept. 11 is a date that the world knows as a reminder of the terrorist attacks that took place in the US in 2001, which were directed primarily at civilians and used civilian aircraft.

September 09, 2021