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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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Saudi cinema goes back to the past ... and 1979 is gone with the wind

‘A Fistful of Dollars’ is a movie title that is engraved in my memory for one simple reason — I watched that film in a movie theater in Riyadh 40 years ago!

April 21, 2018

The Russian ambassador and Al-Qaradawi

Vladimir Titorenko, while speaking about his memories from the world of diplomacy, recalled his experiences as the former Russian ambassador to Qatar and recounted an interesting discussion between him and Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, a leading Muslim Brotherhood figure.

April 20, 2018

Qatari campaign against Abu Dhabi

Many people are aware of the unwarranted and overly sensitive attitude of the Qatari leadership toward Saudi Arabia and the UAE. This is due to a “smaller state” complex, in the case of Saudi Arabia, and to a “success and international presence” complex, in the case of the UAE.

April 12, 2018

Chemical attacks will continue unless there are consequences

If the lives of thousands of Syrians have no value to those watching indifferently, the whole world will be in danger when these precedents become familiar acts, made acceptable by silence and failure to punish the criminals.

April 09, 2018

History will judge the intentions of Mohammed bin Salman

“Should the world buy what the crown prince is selling?” This is the question posed on the cover of the latest edition of Time magazine, accompanied by a photograph of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sporting a mysterious look, reflecting the bold headline of “Charm Offensive.”

April 07, 2018

The crown prince’s visit that never was

I wish the rumor about a visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Iraq was true. The mere suggestion pushed Iran’s supporters to rally and oppose the alleged visit, which shows its importance and reflects Tehran’s fears of the independence of Iraqi decision-makers.

April 05, 2018

Syria: Americans withdraw, Iranians stay

Apart from defeating Daesh, the presence of American troops has had no critical role in the Syrian war. However, their withdrawal would make it easier for the Iranian regime to complete ‘the final chapter’ of its full takeover of Syria, and control over Iraq and Lebanon.

March 31, 2018