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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.

Aukus vs. China

The newsworthy story and the momentous political development is not the exit of France from the newly formed pact—which it considered as a stab in the back - after its exclusion from the anti-China...

9/11 could happen again

It is not easy to forget that terrible day, and even after 20 years it is still disturbing and frightening that it can happen again anywhere in the world, and dreadfully replicable.Two decades later,...

A second wave or the end of Islamism?

In the span of one month, we saw a victory in Afghanistan and a defeat in Tunisia. Frustrated by repeated failures, the Taliban's takeover of power has awakened the hopes of political Islam groups and...

Afghanistan and the failure of the political project

The reason behind the United States’ plight during the September 11 attacks in 2001 was the religious and political extremism that engendered the terrorists who carried out the attacks. This charged...

Afghanistan and US legacy

To a large extent, the US departure from Afghanistan is similar to its departure from Iraq: after years of military presence, not much of a maintainable legacy is left behind. The fate of Kabul is...

Will Afghanistan end up like Iran?

The sides that are betting on the Taliban should rethink their logic. Most religious regimes collapsed due to their incapability to separate between their ideologies and running the state affairs....

Taliban and the mysterious questions, continued: The bigger picture in Afghanistan

In continuation of my article on the major developments taking place in Afghanistan, today, I will move on to the bigger picture.Afghanistan is one piece of the perplexing global puzzle, which can...

Taliban and the mysterious questions

Many of the questions raised today about the major developments taking place in Afghanistan can only be answered after the Taliban rule is effectively enshrined and the movement engages in political...