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Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Abdulrahman al-Rashed is the former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. A veteran and internationally acclaimed journalist, he is a former editor-in-chief of the London-based leading Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, where he still regularly writes a political column. He has also served as the editor of Asharq al-Awsat’s sister publication, al-Majalla. Throughout his career, Rashed has interviewed several world leaders, with his articles garnering worldwide recognition, and he has successfully led Al Arabiya to the highly regarded, thriving and influential position it is in today. He tweets @aalrashed.

14 January 2020 11:57 PM

Is the regime in Tehran in danger of falling?

The questions raised by the latest developments in Iran largely focus on what may happen next, and the ultimate fate of the regime. The surprise

08 December 2019 11:36 PM

A great peril lurks in Iraq

Iraq, which is looking to get out of its crisis, could turn into another Syria unless politicians, parliamentarians and military agencies

23 November 2019 10:10 PM

Iran and the third wave of protests

The protests in Iran are more massive than what we see on screens and social media, as the regime has pulled the plug on the Internet, in an

25 October 2019 05:12 PM

Lebanon’s crisis is caused by Iran

The Lebanese scene has always been part of the great regional playing field, and it has been used by the region’s powers. It has become almost

10 October 2019 05:29 PM

Turkey may find itself trapped in Syria safe zone

The so-called safe zone that Turkey has drawn within Syria’s borders has many objectives. First and foremost, it is to make the border safe

05 October 2019 03:22 PM

If Iraq descends into chaos, Iran could seize its chance to take control

What is the common denominator between the current situation in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen? Simply put, it is intervention of Iran; which, in

21 August 2019 03:19 PM

Houthi attacks and Iranian threats poised to escalate

On Saturday, 10 explosive drones targeted the Shaybah oil field and a refinery in eastern Saudi Arabia.

16 August 2019 04:42 PM

Turkish base in Qatar: Against whom?

“Your enemy is in front of you and the sea is behind you!” This is not the famous quote of the military commander Tariq bin Ziyad to the Muslim army when he conquered Andalusia in 711 AD.

15 August 2019 12:06 PM

Aden and the battle on Eid’s eve

Amid the blessings of Eid, the emotional behavior of Yemen’s Southern Transitional Council (STC) almost resulted in a tragedy that would have lasted for years to come.

02 August 2019 05:33 PM

Qatar’s constant attempts to sow discord between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi

Qatar has distinguished itself as a center of sedition in the region, and its actions in most instances have been negative.

11 July 2019 12:58 PM

The plan against Iran is working

Everything seems to be going according to plan so far — this is if we assume that there is actually a plan to confront Iran.

30 June 2019 01:07 PM

What will Iraqis do after the storming of the Bahrain Embassy?

The storming of the Bahraini Embassy in Al-Mansour in Baghdad, which is supposed to be one of the most guarded and secure neighborhoods in the city, is of great concern.

24 June 2019 04:28 PM

War with Iran remains the last resort

I am an ardent advocate of pressuring the Iranian regime to change its policies; or, in the case of that failing, I strongly support forcibly changing its policies, but not at any cost.

11 June 2019 03:07 PM

Elections can spare Sudan from divisions

​Two dates this year changed the political scene in Sudan. The first was Jan. 1, when four Sudanese blocs agreed to form a civic movement called the Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC). The second date was April 11, when military leaders took a risk and ousted the tyrant President Omar Al-Bashir after three decades of rule.

30 May 2019 03:16 PM

How to deal with Iran’s proposed non-aggression pact

Iran’s defense and foreign ministers have reiterated their call for a non-aggression pact between their country, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

29 May 2019 11:54 AM

Lawmakers show there is US appetite for confrontation

Some believe that the Americans no longer have an appetite for confrontation; but this is not what we feel in Washington, whether in the legislative and executive branches, or in civil and military institutions.

18 May 2019 11:34 AM

The inevitable clash with Iran

All possibilities exist when we consider the prospect of a military clash with Iran. It might be widespread, or limited to a targeted response to the recent attacks — or it might not happen at all.

12 May 2019 12:39 PM

Are we really going to war with Iran?

War with the Iranian regime has seemed a real possibility many times in the past four decades, but never happened. So are the threats this time real or idle?