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Yousef H. Alshammari

Yousef H. Alshammari

Yousef H. Alshammari is a US-based Kuwaiti journalist and writer with a focus on international politics and culture.

Follow him on Twitter: @YousefWryRonin

Yasser Al-Habib's group, the Mahdi Servants Union, has attacked three embassies and had its ‘blasphemous’ film The Lady of Heaven pulled from cinemas. The New Arab reveals that they’re now being investigated by Ofcom for inciting crime and disorder.

04 May, 2023

The New Arab Meets: Writer and director Darin Sallam, whose acclaimed film Farha, based on a true Palestinian story during the Nakba, was loyal to the realities faced by Palestinians across time and space.

09 February, 2023

As women return to occupy two seats in parliament and two in government, the struggle toward progressive legislation and breaking class barriers continue to riddle women in Kuwait while the country claims entry into a “new era.”

14 December, 2022

Despite his Middle Eastern roots, Black Adam is far from an Arab superhero, and remains trapped in a white imagination full of Orientalist tropes, writes Yousef H. Alshammari.

08 November, 2022

Facing both a complicated set of socio-political obstacles and cultural impediments, women in Kuwait continue to struggle in voicing their political needs in political action. For stateless women, much of that same voice is largely muffled.

14 April, 2022

A recent study found migrant workers suffered over a 70% increase in mortality as COVID-19 hit Kuwait, leaving an already defenceless population to fend for themselves.

28 October, 2021

For Arab Americans, finding a sense of belonging in the United States is a complex and evolving journey, writes Yousef H. Alshammari.

05 November, 2020

In-depth: Over a third of Arab Americans polled say they prefer Donald Trump - an indication that many still gravitate towards the Republican Party.

28 October, 2020

US Election 2020: Sharing a diverse range of social, political and economic concerns, young Arab Americans are dispelling the myth of a single-issue voting bloc.

20 October, 2020