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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Iran and the third wave of protests




Iranians wave a national flag during a protest in the northwestern city of Ardabil. (AFP)

November 23, 2019

Lebanon not sick with fever but ill with cancer

Some like to portray the situation in Lebanon as there being a secret society that is governing the country, made up of clerics, bankers, politicians, and arms and drugs dealers. That is why real change seems almost impossible or unlikely for another decade.

November 13, 2019

Is it even possible to change the regime in Iraq?

It is true that the Middle East has been shaken by revolutions of late, but no new regimes have risen to power in any of the affected states.

November 07, 2019

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