Catherine Shakdam is a political analyst/commentator for the Middle East with over 7 years of experience. She has written for many publications among which Foreign Policy Association, Russian International Affairs Council, Your Middle East, Majalla, Open Democracy, the Middle East Monitor, and the Guardian. She is also a regular analyst for NewsMax TV and Etijah TV. In 2014 she became the Associate Director of the Beirut Centre for Middle East Studies.
To experience the Great Walk of Arba’een is to live in your flesh the burden that was forced onto Prophet Muhammad’s Household, to grasp at the magnitude of their achievements, resolve and dignified grace in the face of absolute butchery.