Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 24 May, 2015

Opinion: Morons and Traitors

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently slammed those criticizing him, saying: “Anyone who says anything contrary to what is said here is a moron, is blind, and a traitor. The Shi’ites of the American embassy are traitors, agents, and morons. No one can alter our convictions. We won’t be silent anymore and we will no longer humor anyone.” However, this time Nasrallah’s angry and threatening statements were not directed against his usual rivals. They are directed against Shi’ite...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 17 May, 2015

Opinion: Should Egypt execute Mursi and the Brotherhood elite?

Both sides in Egypt chose to escalate the conflict. Muslim Brotherhood leaders who fled and settled abroad made a conscious decision to defy the regime, justifying the killings in Sinai and threatening the current Egyptian regime. As for the prosecutor, he chose to submit a petition against the imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood senior leaders, accusing them of two charges, espionage and prison break, that can lead straight to the gallows. The opinion of the Grand Mufti of Egypt, who must sign the...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 14 May, 2015

Opinion: Iran nuclear deal will empower Tehran’s hardliners

There is an illusion that the promised agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program will push it toward moderation, as well as economic and political openness. What will proba...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 10 May, 2015

Opinion: Is the Camp David summit a marketing tool for the Iran deal?

US President Barack Obama is known for his persuasive talents. Indeed, the upcoming Camp David summit may not only ease the minds of the invited Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) lead...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 7 May, 2015

Opinion: The Battle for Yemen’s Future

The Yemeni crisis involves several parties, but it can be summed up as being a conflict between forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Houthi rebels on one han...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 3 May, 2015

Opinion: Cuba and the Difficult Changes Ahead

I recently visited Cuba, as I wanted to see this country—one that almost caused a third world war, and which along with North Korea is the world's last remaining insular comm...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 30 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Mr. de Mistura, why don’t you invite ISIS to Geneva as well?

A week ago, the UN’s envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, defied everyone by insisting that Iran be invited to a proposed international conference on Syria, saying: “The United ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 23 Apr, 2015

Opinion: The Saudi Defense

Two days before the announcement of the end of Operation Decisive Storm, fires were still burning across Yemen and explosions could be heard in the mountainous areas around the Yem...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 18 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Iran’s first acquisition after the deal

Iran's first acquisition after signing the draft nuclear deal, amid promises to lift sanctions, were not cars, airplanes, refrigerators, or women’s purses–but rather long-range...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 11 Apr, 2015

Opinion: We must protect the Egypt-Saudi alliance

New F-16 warplanes, Harpoon missiles and M1 tank kits are being shipped to Egypt’s armed forces, which are engaged in a difficult fight against extremist groups in the Sinai Peni...

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