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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US sanctions on Iran now include gold and carpets

The introduction of fresh US sanctions on Iran and the removal of Iranian oil exports from the global market will cost its regime dearly, given the instability of the situation inside the country, with people rioting and protesting over the living conditions almost on a daily basis.

August 02, 2018

Trump has placed Iran in a corner, then opened the door wide

This is not the first time that the American president has surprised the political milieu with new positions. They may not contradict, but are certainly unusual in politics. Only one week separates the violent tweet threatening Rouhani and inviting him for negotiation.

August 01, 2018

Why is Trump attacking his allies?

The foundations of today’s international relations were laid in the 17th century, following the European wars of religion, which lasted 80 years, killed eight million people, and were ended by a series of peace treaties known together as the Peace of Westphalia.

July 29, 2018

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