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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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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

What has Kim done to Khamenei?

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his leadership are undergoing a difficult test. Aside from the US government’s threat to restore economic sanctions on the Iranian regime, the collapse of its main nuclear ally, North Korea, must be a catastrophic loss.

April 30, 2018

The world awaits Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal

In a little over two weeks, US President Donald Trump will have decided whether to give up on or keep the nuclear deal with Iran. Either way, this decision will have many important consequences.

April 26, 2018

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