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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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Panic is justified

It seems as if we are witnessing the end of the world. Stadiums, markets, theaters and cinemas are empty. Movement at airports and land border crossings has decreased, as has tourism. Conferences and celebrations have been canceled, and places of worship of all religions have been closed.

March 09, 2020

Iran and the third wave of protests




Iranians wave a national flag during a protest in the northwestern city of Ardabil. (AFP)

November 23, 2019

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 all three cases, has been brought about by the chaos that exists in those countries.

October 05, 2019

Retreat from Qatar suggests US is preparing for war

Amid escalating Iranian threats and attacks targeting Saudi oil facilities, shipping, and a $110 million US drone, one would expect America to be strengthening its military presence in the Gulf.

October 02, 2019

Preparations by both sides in the Gulf

The Gulf is facing two unresolved battles: Preventing Iran from exporting most of its oil, and attacking Saudi oil facilities.

September 29, 2019

Gulf confrontation a battle of nerves

With assaults, tanker hijackings, threats to navigation and drone attacks, it is not easy to keep your cool in such a tense atmosphere, but this is the game and its rules of play. What is happening in the Gulf is a battle of nerves.

July 22, 2019