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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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

Why is Saudi Arabia under attack on women’s issues?


If people in Saudi Arabia were asked to give their opinion of the best government service, the Absher app would probably be named by many of its 11 million users, who include about 5 million women.

March 07, 2019

The view from Mashhad

The demonstrations in Tehran in 2009 came as an unforeseen surprise, not because the Iranian regime had no opponents at home but because the demonstrators who threatened the regime came from within the regime itself.

December 29, 2017

The Astana talks on Syria: Truce or surrender?

An extensive, accelerated diplomatic move toward a solution to Syria’s crisis has been noticeable since the fall of Aleppo. Several agreements have been signed, the political process has been divided into three phases, and dates and venues have been confirmed for negotiations.

January 05, 2017