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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.

20 March 2019 01:20 PM

The New Zealand massacre and the breakdown of society

All that the civilized world needs today is a little enticement through stirring up conflicts, reviving historical vendettas and twisting religious texts, to become a society of hyenas.

13 March 2019 11:01 AM

Iran wants to turn Iraq into another Lebanon

The visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Baghdad this week — his first since he took office six years ago — comes amid heavy pressure on the Iraqis exerted by the Tehran regime, which wants to use Iraq as an escape route away from American sanctions.

14 February 2019 02:56 PM

Iranian regime trapped and confused 40 years after the revolution

Who could believe that, 40 years after Iran’s revolution, chaos is still unremitting and its dangers continue to threaten the people of Iran, the countries of the region and the world?

17 January 2019 10:32 AM

Pompeo takes US anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Middle East tour brings to mind the sport of hurdling, as he tries to overcome obstacles while eyeing the last objective: Confronting Iran.

24 December 2018 10:24 PM

Erdogan’s rapprochement with Assad

Turkey’s silent rapprochement with the Syrian regime happened more than a year ago within a new policy in cooperation with Iran and via abandoning the Syrian opposition.

12 December 2018 10:44 PM

France and the crisis of democracy

France is the country of revolutions, and the street is once again reviving the controversy about the concept of the choice of governance by the majority, which is the pillar of the western governance system.

01 December 2018 08:10 PM

What Mohammed bin Salman’s presence at the G-20 means?

No one can deny that by visiting Argentina and four countries on the way to it, Prince Mohammed bin Salman thwarted the attempts of Saudi Arabia’s rivals and did not leave the arena for them.

18 November 2018 09:30 AM

The significance of the Iraqi president’s visit to Riyadh

The aspirations of Iraq and Saudi Arabia for bilateral relations fluctuate wildly from a high of hoping for comprehensive cooperation to a low of simply acceptance of traditional diplomacy.

16 November 2018 03:00 PM

The second chapter of Trump’s presidency

There are two years left, and they will be a long two years in the fast-paced world of US President Donald Trump’s administration. He is a man of many decisions; a fast mover who does not rest or back down and stop at obstacles.

15 November 2018 01:24 AM

World faces continued crises as it observes World War I centenary

The authority’s greed, the illusion of expansion and the emergence of extremist European nationalism were the reasons behind the war.

09 November 2018 02:06 AM

Saudi Arabia, Turkey and leadership

The concept of leadership in the Middle East includes plenty of imagination that’s cloned from the eras of empires and most of it is political and propagandist.

06 November 2018 10:49 PM

And the siege on Iran has begun

The sanctions are harmful to the Tehran regime as they limit the selling of more than half of its oil immediately, prohibiting it from trading via America’s banking system and preventing Tehran’s clients from using the dollar.

23 October 2018 01:41 PM

Iran’s gains in the Khashoggi crisis

Since the start of the crisis over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, Iran has avoided making any official comment or taking an official position, although Iranian media has been focusing on the issue.

05 September 2018 12:42 PM

Israel’s threat and the birth of Baghdad’s government

I think if the Iraqi parliamentary elections were to be held last year, Iran may have easily managed to impose a prime minister and a government. Fortunately for the Iraqis, the situation has developed on both the internal and external fronts in a way that’s not in favor of General Qassem Soleimani who considers himself the ruler of the Fertile Crescent.

03 July 2018 07:41 PM

Iran and the oil war

We can attribute most of the region’s wars to the conflict over oil, whether directly or indirectly. Today, we are in the midst of a huge regional oil war, Abdulrahman al-Rashed wrote in an article published by Al Arabiya.