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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.

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?

11 May 2019 11:33 PM

Zarif’s Dialogue: Who Conspires against the Other?

This is the third part of my discussion on the dialogue of Mohammed Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, which he had before an audience at the Asia Society in New York and during which he dealt with topics I found worthy of debate.

06 May 2019 12:48 PM

Zarif’s dialogue: Civilization and agreement

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was in New York, led a media attack, and I found in his speech to the audience of the Asia Society something worth the debate that I began yesterday. It was about what he called the Saudi-Emirati-Israeli plot to start a war with Iran.

05 May 2019 03:14 PM

Iranian foreign minister’s magic act falls flat

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was in New York on the pretext of attending UN meetings, but used the opportunity to visit US media, intellectual and research institutions in an attempt to induce the elites there to agree with his country’s stance.

01 May 2019 03:30 PM

Ousting Islamist rulers an important development

Have we seen the end of Islamist rule? The mere thought of the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood in a major regional state such as Egypt provokes the most ominous specters.

24 April 2019 10:56 AM

Situations in Iraq, Sudan offer hope for regional peace

With the resurgence of revolutions in the region, is it possible that the transition to peace and the simultaneous extinguishing of fires will be achieved?

23 April 2019 10:02 AM

War against terror could last 100 years

The events of the Sri Lanka massacres have distressed us, even though they did not come as a surprise.