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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed is the former general manager of Al-Arabiya television. He is also the former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat, and the leading Arabic weekly magazine Al-Majalla. He is also a senior columnist in the daily newspapers Al-Madina and Al-Bilad.

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Erdogan’s Foreign Adventures May Prove Costly for Turkey

Few people know that Turkey has a military base in Mogadishu, far from its borders, and that Turkey’

Erdogan’s Bewildering Character

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become a prominent figure in the region’s politics becaus

The Worst Is Yet to Come in Libya

Two factions have been battling for power in Libya since 2015.

Will Mustafa al-Kadhimi Save Iraq?

There are a few signs in Baghdad that seem to suggest change is in the air.

Damascus Caught Between Two Cousins

When we consider a relative balance of power, there is really no comparison between a president of a

World Leaders Need to Start Making Tough Decisions

There are many questions we might feel uncomfortable asking, or even thinking about, yet they persis

Healthcare Systems Under Review

As part of the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19), health authorities in the UK have urged th

Governments Caught Between Their Image, Safety of Citizens

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has revealed a political crisis no less serious than the

Coronavirus a Test For The World

Calamities are usually the issues of others and are met with some empathy or indifference.

Is Ankara Afraid of Invasion?

The Syrian war, which began nine years ago, marks the first time that Turkey’s air force and artille

Macron and Muslims

When dealing with disruptive, potentially dangerous individuals or groups within society, the dilemm

Lebanon’s Prime Minister: Is he a Puppet?

A new prime minister has been granted confidence in Lebanon.

Bullying Against Sudan

In our region things are not always what they seem, as in the case of the intense attack against Sud

Palestinians Will Lose out by Rejecting Peace Talks

Talks and life have finally returned to the Palestinian issue — a good sign after a long slumber.

Libya and the Egyptian-Turkish Confrontation

Two weeks ago, the Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its most assertive battle yet, resulting in t


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