Zaid Al-Atrackchi

Zaid Al-Atrakchi is a post-graduate student in Analytical Chemistry at a London University. He has a keen interest in Middle Eastern and Iraqi politics, in particular. He is also an ambitious poet who writes about the Iraq War and the Palestinian situation amongst others.

Sunni vs Shi'a: The Middle East Chessboard (Part 1/2)

August 30, 2013

Hostility between Sunnis and Shi’as has taken on an increasingly political core. This is the first of a two part series.  The logic is simple enough, right? In black, we have the Shi’a with the king being Iran. In the white, we have the Sunnis with the king being Saudi...

America's Withdrawal From Iraq Was Never An Option

January 19, 2012

The last US combat troops left Iraq on the December 18 and yet they leave behind them a war-torn country deeply divided on political, if not sectarian, lines. A country that can boast of approximately 2.5m internally displaced persons. A country whose infrastructure has been ravaged and subsequently built anew...