Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 3 Sep, 2014

Opinion: An Unconvincing Explanation

Over the past few days, it has been said that the Gulf states have been compelled to put their disputes aside out of fear of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Has this terrorist organization’s threat reached the extent that it is capable of ending the Gulf’s disputes? And is ISIS really capable of threatening the capitals of these states? Of course, no one familiar with the region could believe this could happen, unless they were clueless about its political developments. Geo...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 1 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Obama and the Absence of Strategy

It was good that US President Barack Obama was recently honest enough to admit that his government doesn't have a strategy to deal with the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria. His frank confession attracted attention and angered some American politicians. A White House spokesman tried to clarify the situation, saying that while Obama said there was no strategy to confront ISIS, this did not mean the absence of a policy towards the situation in Syr...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014

Opinion: Three Stories of Jihadist Incitement

Security forces in the town of Tameer, north of Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, said they arrested eight citizens following appeals by locals to intervene and rid the town of them...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014

Opinion: When it comes to ISIS, Iranian help is useless and dangerous

“It is often forgotten that ever since the Iranian revolution, and the ousting of the Shah in 1979, there have been several occasions when the Iranians have been working, informa...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 26 Aug, 2014

Opinion: The Endurance of Religious Extremism

Negligence and a lack of attention allowed Al-Qaeda to flourish and attack US soil on September 11, 2001. That event marked the beginning of the “War on Terror.” A new era o...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 24 Aug, 2014

Opinion: Maliki’s Bad Advice

Nuri Al-Maliki, who had described the appointment of Haider Al-Abadi as Iraq's prime minister-designate as a “conspiracy,” is today offering advice on how to save the country ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 20 Aug, 2014

Opinion: Who is Haider Al-Abadi?

Is Iraq's new Prime Minister, Haider Al-Abadi, another sectarian bigot like Nuri Al-Maliki? This is the question many are asking on social media, as more and more people dig into I...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 17 Aug, 2014

Opinion: ISIS bringing enemies together

We are witnessing a unique situation in which different countries, parties and tribes now have no choice but to take a position against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 12 Aug, 2014

Opinion: ISIS’s way of war favors Assad

Two months ago, fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were marching south towards the gates of Baghdad following their capture of Mosul and Anbar province. Despite...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Friday, 8 Aug, 2014

Opinion: A Necessary Step

Recent statements about Egypt’s apparent intention to intervene in Libya caused many observers to recall the military clash between Egypt and Libya in 1977. However, today’s cr...

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