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Catherine Shakdam

Catherine Shakdam

Catherine Shakdam is the managing director of Access Media, as well as a political risk analyst for Wikistrat and a blogger for the Russian International Affairs Council.

Pushed into the Shadows

“Violence against women is neither inevitable nor acceptable,” wrote Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the former UN Resident Coordinator in Yemen, …

Yemen’s Information War

Regardless of their political affiliation, ever since the events of 2011, Yemenis have lobbied for stronger, more modern civil institutions, …

Ministry of Apathy

Back in March, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi announced a change in leadership at the Interior Ministry. Most Yemenis …

Yemen’s Forgotten Crisis

Despite its vast natural resources and untapped potential, Yemen is the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula, and is now …

E Pluribus Yemen

Yemen’s political caravan seems to have finally reached its destination, following lengthy and often frustrating negotiations. The most populous, poorest …

Fighting Faith

As clashes in Dammaj, in the northern province of Saada, intensify, officials in the Yemeni capital are growing more and …

Defending Innocence

Racked by poverty and political instability, Yemen has recently earned itself a spot in the international press over its alleged …