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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Why the fight against ‘Al Asouf’?

Why are they fighting the TV drama “Al Asouf”? Well, it is being targeted for more than one reason — the channel, the actor, and the screenwriter. However, what is more important is that it is being targeted as an idea, a subject, a dialogue, and a show, even before its release. 

May 23, 2018

European businesses are fleeing Iran

The speech by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday put an end to bargaining.  Washington has now officially declared war on Iran with the weapon of economic sanctions, which do not just put pressure on the regime — they constitute a threat to its existence.

May 22, 2018

Why blacklisting 6 Hezbollah leaders is so important

Six Hezbollah leaders have been blacklisted by six Gulf nations and the US, and the background to this is just as important as the action itself.

May 18, 2018

The rise of Israel in the region

The United States’ cancellation of its commitments to the nuclear agreement with Iran is an important development with potential political implications for the entire region. 

May 15, 2018

Iraq needs elections to bring stability, prosperity

The situation is heating up in Baghdad with less than two weeks to go until the Iraqi parliamentary elections, which will also decide who will be the nation’s prime minister for the next four years.

April 30, 2018