Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, Author at ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 30 Aug, 2015

Opinion: The True Face of the Iranian Regime

The Iranian regime’s bad reputation is not merely propaganda that has been fabricated against it ever since the revolution against the Shah—as it maintains. It is actually the true face of a regime that has for more than 36 years exported conflict, revolution, violence, and extremist and hostile ideologies against any local, regional, or international voice that disagrees with it. This bad reputation is a direct result of several malicious acts perpetrated by the regime—including a...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 23 Aug, 2015

Opinion: Fear of Falling Oil Revenues

A difficult financial phase is looming. Oil prices have fallen by more than half, and may continue to fall in future. However, this is not the first time Saudi Arabia has faced such a crisis: In 1986, oil prices dropped to 12 US dollars per barrel, but the Kingdom managed to endure the following difficult years. In Saudi Arabia, we have known for decades that oil revenues will one day come to an end, and continue to seek to develop alternative sources of revenue. However, that looks inconceiv...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 16 Aug, 2015

Opinion: To Those Predicting Changes in the Middle East

Confusing between end results and facts produces myths. This has been especially evident in much of the news that has circulated lately regarding impending changes in the region. A...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 9 Aug, 2015

Opinion: The Battle for the New Suez Canal

The Muslim Brotherhood considers itself at war with the Egyptian regime. True to form, last week the group launched a massive media campaign to coincide with the inauguration cerem...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 1 Aug, 2015

Opinion: Is the Gulf’s Relationship with Washington a Mistake?

The US administration’s deal with Iran on its nuclear program, which ends sanctions and paves the way for rapprochement with Tehran, was viewed by some as a rather low move by Wa...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Opinion: ISIS’s Rebellion against Ankara

The official Turkish version is reasonable, despite what skeptics might believe. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was most likely behind the suicide bomb attack in the so...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 19 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Thwarting Iran’s Regional Influence

Why would we in the Gulf stand against Iran’s nuclear deal? We support any agreement ending all forms of confrontation with Iran and the sanctions imposed on it. The problem lies...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 12 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Blocking Twitter is not the solution

Many counterterror experts believe they have pinpointed the source of the problem when it comes to terrorism and extremism. They believe social media networks are to blame because ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 5 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Who is Behind the Attacks in Egypt?

Last week terrorists ruined any chance for Egyptians to celebrate President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s first full year in power. The assassination of the country’s top judicial off...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 28 Jun, 2015

Opinion: The Deadlock in Yemen

Since its start, not much was expected from the UN-sponsored peace conference on Yemen which was held in Geneva at the behest of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The talks focused ex...

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