Musallam Ali Musallam


  • 1994, Ph. D. Degree in International Relations from Georgetown University, Washington , D.C.
  • Fellowship at St. John’s College, Oxford University, England.
  • M.A. from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • 1981 B.A. Political Sciences, West Liberty State College, West Virginia.


  • 1996 to present Managing Partner for ‘SKAB for Commerce & Industry’
  • Lecturer in International Affairs at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Wrote numerous articles for OKAZ, Saudi Arabia’s leading daily newspaper
  • Member of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic mission, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Ministry of Defense & Aviation, Riyadh


  • Vice Chairman of the Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York
  • Member of the American Businessmen of Jeddah
  • Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization
  • Member of World Economic Forum


Author of “The Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait,” published by British Academic Press, 1996.

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

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Israel Provoked This War

There seems to be near-universal agreement in the United States with President Barack Obama’s observation that Israel, like every other country, has the right and obligation to defend its citizens from threats directed at them from beyond its borders.

But this anodyne statement does not begin to address the political and moral issues raised by Israel’s bombings and land invasion of Gaza: who violated the cease-fire agreement that was in place since November 2012 and whether Israel’s civilian population could have been protected by nonviolent means that would not have placed Gaza’s civilian population at risk. As of this writing, the number killed by the Israel Defense Forces has surpassed 600, the overwhelming majority of whom are noncombatants.

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