Salman al-Dosary

Salman al-Dosary

Salman Aldosary is the former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper. He tweets @SalmanAldosary.

Saudi Arabia and Russia are not foes

With steady steps, Russia returned over the past decade to the Middle Eastern arena. This coincides with the development of its relations with Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, the Syrian regime, and surely......

Before the spark breaks out in Kurdistan

On Sept. 25, the region woke up on a decisive moment with 92.7 percent of Kurdish people voting for independence from Iraq. Then events accelerated and the Iraqi government announced, in coordination......

How Saudis refused to suppress patriotic joy

In 2005, Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz acknowledged that as of the 75th National Day, the occasion will become a national holiday celebrated annually. The Saudi National Day is......

The truth behind military intervention in Qatar

Only 48 hours into Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt putting their boycott with Qatar into effect, Doha straightaway announced resorting to Turkish army troops.The move shocked all Gulf States......

Will September be decisive for the nuclear agreement?

Two frustrating years out of ten have passed since the nuclear agreement was signed. The world is stepping into the third year of an agreement described by US President Donald Trump as the worst in......

Intelligence cell in Saudi Arabia

The year 2010 was a turning point in Saudi Arabia. That year saw the spark of the so-called “Arab Spring”, the riots in Awamiya, which later turned into terrorist acts before they too......

Qatar stabs Kuwaiti mediation

Only an hour after Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed announced in Washington Qatar’s approval of the 13 demands to end its crisis with the four countries, Doha’s foreign minister was......

Would Qatari crisis last two years?

Those who were betting on a short-lived Qatari crisis have lost. Everyone who thought that Qatar’s efforts for international pressure would be fruitful, was proven wrong. Three months on, the......