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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How Erdogan’s aggression could seriously backfire on him

All major powers, and the majority of the region’s states, regardless of their political affiliations, have condemned the Turkish invasion of Syria. 

October 12, 2019

If Iraq descends into chaos, Iran could seize its chance to take control

What is the common denominator between the current situation in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen? Simply put, it is intervention of Iran; which, in all three cases, has been brought about by the chaos that exists in those countries.

October 05, 2019

Retreat from Qatar suggests US is preparing for war

Amid escalating Iranian threats and attacks targeting Saudi oil facilities, shipping, and a $110 million US drone, one would expect America to be strengthening its military presence in the Gulf.

October 02, 2019

Preparations by both sides in the Gulf

The Gulf is facing two unresolved battles: Preventing Iran from exporting most of its oil, and attacking Saudi oil facilities.

September 29, 2019

Iranian threat extends far beyond Saudi Arabia

For years before the attacks on the Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities last weekend, much of the international community had been convinced that Tehran represents a serious threat to the world.

September 19, 2019