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Abdulrahman al-Rashed
Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Abdulrahman al-Rashed is the Chairman of Al Arabiya's Editorial Board and former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. A veteran and internationally acclaimed journalist, he is a former editor-in-chief of the London-based leading Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, where he still regularly writes a political column. He has also served as the editor of Asharq al-Awsat’s sister publication, al-Majalla. Throughout his career, Rashed has interviewed several world leaders, with his articles garnering worldwide recognition, and he has successfully led Al Arabiya to the highly regarded, thriving and influential position it is in today. He tweets @aalrashed.

Dancing with the three powers

In Moscow, the illuminated signages of all but a few US brands have dimmed. Unlike its peer Burger King, McDonalds has closed over 847 branches across Russia. Major companies like Apple, Boeing,...

The goal is not to save Ukraine

This is the biggest crisis in world history since World War II, a far cry from the Cuban missile crisis, the chaos of the collapse of the Soviet Union, wars in the Middle East, etc. These kinds of...

The world is shaped by weapons, not peace

The ongoing Russian invasion of the Ukraine reiterates what we know from the past; namely, that the world is shaped by weapons, not peace, and that history repeats itself. Despite all efforts to...

Russia invaded Ukraine. What happens next?

There will be no ravaging World War III to end all life on earth. But there might be worse: protracted wars on multiple frontlines fought with traditional weapons and run by nuclear powers.For the...

Has Iran bagged a victory?

After a year of negotiations and five years of sanctions, Iran and the West are on the cusp of announcing the revival of their comprehensive nuclear deal. I imagine the announcement will be...

The comeback of the energy weapon

The belief that oil and gas are no longer an element of the international political equation has been shaken by the looming war in Ukraine and the political, military, and economic escalation that...

Israel’s gas and weapon

The Turkish Government is set to welcome the Israeli President next month. Among other topics on the table, Ankara will try to persuade Isaac Herzog to lay gas pipelines in Turkey to transport gas to...

Iran and its domestic front

Despite the long history of hostility, countries in Iran’s neighborhood have never tried to change Tehran’s political system: first, because they perhaps cannot, and any attempts to do that would come...