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Catherine Shakdam on Mideast politics, Sunni-Shi’a issues

Broadcast Monday, June 16th, 10-11:00 a.m. Central (1500 GMT) on, archived here. Note: subscribers can listen to shows on-demand before they are broadcast – and also get free downloads! If you are a subscriber, just log in to the members area of and go to the “Private Blog” to get early access to the shows.

Catherine Shakdam is a journalist and Mideast expert with geopolitical analysis firm Wikistrat. She is well-versed on Sunni-Shi’a issues and an expert on Yemen among other areas. In this show, we discuss the momentous events rocking the Middle East.

Catherine served as senior media consultant and policy adviser for Yemen Human Rights Minister, Hooria Mashour, in 2012-2013. She has written for The Russian International Affairs Council, Tehran Times, IRIB, Majalla, Press TV, Foreign Policy Association, Yemen Post, Yemen Today, The Oslo Times, YourMiddleEast, Guardian UK, the US Independent and many more.

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