Salman al-Dosary

Salman al-Dosary

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

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Temporarily filing away the Qatari crisis

Forty-five days have passed since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt took their measures against Qatar. A Kuwaiti mediation tried and strove to resolve the crisis, but the......

Qatar: The wolf protecting the sheep

After it spent months attacking and warning against Donald Trump becoming a president. After spending six months in cautioning against his administration and disastrous policies, and after attacking......

Qatar’s turtle-like policy

Qatar’s diplomatic way of dealing with its crisis with its neighbors is similar to what the turtle does when it closes its eyes when it senses danger. After 39 days of the decision to boycott it......

It’s goodbye, Qatar!

The only surprise that didn’t happen on Wednesday was a positive Qatari response to Kuwaiti emir’s mediation that could have ended the current crisis. The negative response was nothing new......

A lesson in Saudi Arabia’s royal reshuffle

The video clip, which showed the allegiance of former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was no longer than 26 seconds, yet it was enough to send strong messages to......

Qatar has isolated itself and needs to wake up

No country in the world was as patient with Qatar’s political transgressions as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and UAE have been for the past two decades.For 21 years, Qatar disregarded all concepts of......

The dangerous secret of the Saudi budget

For more than a decade, the Saudi budget is witnessing an ascending growth, combined with an increase in expenditure and decrease in the national debt, to an extent that we may say the kingdom is at......