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

Latest published

Is the regime in Tehran in danger of falling?

The questions raised by the latest developments in Iran largely focus on what may happen next, and the ultimate fate of the regime.

January 14, 2020

Who is more powerful? Iran learns the hard way

In a region where things are often predictable, recent events in the Middle East have been highly unusual and will have far-reaching consequences.

January 10, 2020

Pursuing mourners in cemeteries

The sight of security forces pushing people out of Iranian cemeteries — people who had come to mourn and visit their loved ones killed in the latest protests across the country — shows the regime in Tehran has lost its mind, even afraid of ghosts of the dead.

December 30, 2019

Erdogan and the regional leadership ambitions

Although the Turkish government has not yet sent a single soldier to fight in Libya, it is engaged on a daily basis in the war there; supporting Libya's internationally recognized Government of National Accord, which is barely defending the capital Tripoli.

December 25, 2019