Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri

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

Twitter: @DrHamsheri

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Houthis are not just a threat to Saudi Arabia, but to the whole world

The Houthis have attacked again. This time they hit the oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais. In the past, they have attacked oil pipelines, airports and densely populated civilian areas. 

September 15, 2019

Time to act against Iran and its militias

Iran is continuing its terrorist activities, and is carrying them out by sea, sky and land against targets in Gulf countries. Two days ago, Saudi oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the UAE. On Tuesday, oil pipelines in Saudi Arabia were attacked by armed drones.

May 15, 2019

Why Crown Prince's US visit is hugely significant

For many years following the end of the Cold War, the Middle East has been involved in both regional and international conflicts. These have been of varying importance and on various levels.

March 20, 2018

Reminding all Yemenis to fight terror before corruption

Recent clashes in Aden between forces loyal to Aidrous Al-Zoubaidi, the former governor of Aden, who is one of the southern movement’s symbols, and forces allied with the legitimate government, have proved to be short-sighted, floundering and ill-conceived.

February 06, 2018

Why Hariri resigned in Riyadh

For those observing and understanding the situation in our region, it is not difficult to understand Saad Hariri’s resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister. When he went to Riyadh and resigned from there, it was not only for his personal safety.

November 17, 2017

Obama let the world down, and Trump is fixing it

Donald Trump’s new strategy on Iran encompassed the nuclear deal, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Tehran’s conventional ballistic missile program and the destructive Iranian intervention in the Arabian Gulf and the wider region.

October 19, 2017

King Salman’s special visit for a prosperous future

King Salman has begun a historic visit, the first by a reigning Saudi monarch to Russia. This special visit seeks strategic relations on many levels. The preparations and desire on both sides indicate the drawing of a new road map, not only for the two countries but for the region.

October 04, 2017

This sordid alliance in Yemen was bound to fail

What is happening at the moment in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, is the inevitable reckoning between two “allies” who never really were, and never could be. 

September 01, 2017