Columnist

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed is a veteran columnist. He is the former general manager of Al Arabiya news channel, and former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat.

Twitter: @aalrashed

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Imran must choose between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Pakistanis are celebrating Eid and a new prime minister. Imran Khan was a famous cricketer and a well-liked figure, but politics requires different skills than sport.

August 21, 2018

What has Kim done to Khamenei?

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his leadership are undergoing a difficult test. Aside from the US government’s threat to restore economic sanctions on the Iranian regime, the collapse of its main nuclear ally, North Korea, must be a catastrophic loss.

April 30, 2018

The Russian ambassador and Al-Qaradawi

Vladimir Titorenko, while speaking about his memories from the world of diplomacy, recalled his experiences as the former Russian ambassador to Qatar and recounted an interesting discussion between him and Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, a leading Muslim Brotherhood figure.

April 20, 2018

Syria: Americans withdraw, Iranians stay

Apart from defeating Daesh, the presence of American troops has had no critical role in the Syrian war. However, their withdrawal would make it easier for the Iranian regime to complete ‘the final chapter’ of its full takeover of Syria, and control over Iraq and Lebanon.

March 31, 2018

Iranian missiles on the anniversary of the Yemen war

The seven ballistic missiles launched at four Saudi cities by the Houthis underscore the correctness of waging the war against them and the soundness of the warnings about Iran’s role in the region. It is Iran that smuggles the missiles and orchestrates their launching into Saudi Arabia.

March 26, 2018