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Stories by Mustafa Ahkwand

Mustafa Akhwand is founder of minority rights organization Shia Rights Watch. His peace advocacy efforts span from West to East as he facilitates non-violence on the ground in war-ridden nations such as Iraq. He founded the Shia Rights Watch, which focuses on the humanitarian rights of Shia Muslims. Mustafa Hold BCS (Bachelor of Computer Science) and BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University focusing on Dynamic of Violence. Mustafa has also led facilitation, mediation, and peace-building programs in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

The U.S. returning to Saudi oil dependency clouds Middle East policy

WASHINGTON, On July 7, 2021, top Biden administration officials very quietly met with Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister Prince Khalid bin Salman. The prince met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and other US officials during his visit to Washington. The meeting taking place just months after a US intelligence report linked his brother, Saudi Crown Prince ...