Tariq Al-Shammari

Tariq al-Shammari is an online activist and freelance writer who focuses on Saudi Arabia. He is a postgraduate student in politics, and his focus of study is on the Middle East and how Western countries are involved in the past, current and future crises of the region.

The Plot Thickens in the Middle East

August 18, 2017

Is Donald Trump pushing for a series of soft coups in the Gulf? After King Abdullah died in 2015, King Salman ascended to the throne in Saudi Arabia. This was the start of serious changes in the game of thrones for the Saud family. King Salman reformulated the structure of power...

Britain Sounds a Warning to Washington

July 11, 2017

President Trump appears to have broken a policy pact between Washington and London. During Barack Obama’s second term in office, the US witnessed significant changes in its National Security Strategy. As per this policy, Washington and London agreed to increase the military and security role of Britain in the Gulf,...