Ali Shihabi discusses a range of issues governing US/Saudi relations, refutes the claim that the Saudi government finances terrorist groups, and speaks about the rise of Islamophobia and fearmongering in Western politics. He argues that former president Obama’s drive to complete the Iran nuclear deal blinded his administration to the regional threat posed by Tehran and delves into the Trump Administration’s so-called ‘Muslim ban’ and its policy toward the Islamic Republic.
In this series of videos, Ali Shihabi discusses the war in Yemen, terror financing, and Iran. Mr. Shihabi argues that Iranian arming and support of Houthi rebels led to Saudi’s intervention in Yemen. He also discusses Saudi efforts to combat terror financing and the relationship between Al-Qaeda/ISIS and the Islamic Republic.