Columnist

Abdul Rahman 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, where this article was originally published. 

Twitter: @aalrashed

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Mohammed bin Salman and the battle of London

The attempts of some Qataris, Iranians and their followers and leftist remnants have failed to foil the first visit of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a crown prince to the UK, and denigrate his political and social plans.

March 09, 2018

The Iranian regime is heading for collapse

“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.”

January 12, 2018

On Iran, Europe swings behind Trump

To tell you the truth, the change in tone has taken us by surprise. Since US President Donald Trump announced his decision to decertify the nuclear agreement last weekend, the UK and Germany have become more assertive in criticizing Iran.

October 16, 2017

No PR campaign can hide Iran’s malign influence

The massive advertising campaign launched by the Iranian government during the nuclear agreement negotiations about three years ago to influence the Western public opinion was based on the premise that the deal would lead to regional peace and put an end to the long conflict.

October 15, 2017

Failure of mediation — a message to Doha

With the failure of foreign visits and mediation, the Qatar crisis is far from being resolved as the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) — comprising Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt — stick to its demands.

July 27, 2017

Promises are simply ploys of Assad’s allies to buy time and prolong war

During the war as well as during negotiations, the allies of the regime in Damascus have attempted to lower the pressure against them by breaking promises.

May 03, 2017

The danger of the Muslim Brotherhood’s provocative games

Recent events force us to return once again to the primary global issue: Terrorism. In 48 hours, extremists committed attacks targeting people in the streets of Sweden and in churches in Egypt. 

April 10, 2017