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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Sports — between politicization and piracy

The region’s dispute over broadcasting the FIFA World Cup games has nothing to do with revenue or sports.

Qatar paid a fortune, billions of dollars, for international sports contracts — and its objective in doing so was political.

June 23, 2018

Ignore the propaganda, Qatar is desperate to end the boycott

As part of a public relations campaign, a number of articles have been published since the boycott of Qatar began a year ago that glorify Doha’s steadfastness and success. Doha has clearly not stopped trying to end the dispute and restore relations, but it has not succeeded.

June 11, 2018

US-Iranian conflict is no cat-and-mouse game

The simplicity of the comparison made by the supreme leader in Tehran this week reflects his vision of the conflict in the region. In his response to US sanctions, Ali Khamenei said US-Iranian relations were like the iconic cartoon show “Tom and Jerry.”

May 25, 2018

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