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-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

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