Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Opinion: Will Egypt Mediate for Assad?

"Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is seeking, through his diplomatic contacts, to convince Egypt to mediate and convince Saudi Arabia—currently Egypt's biggest ally—to amend its strict stance regarding him and his regime. These are documented diplomatic contacts, and it is through these contacts that Assad is trying to suggest there are major disputes between him and Iran, especially regarding the role of religion within the state and regime. [Assad is doing so] knowing that an Egypt...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 27 Oct, 2014

Opinion: The Idea of Arab Military Intervention

In recent history, political battles were limited. Most of the time, each epoch was distinguished by a single crisis. A crisis in a country would not extend to neighboring states for a number of reasons: the political situation was governed by regional powers, the borders of the region were taken very seriously, and above all this was the international recognition of the status quo. Therefore, the Lebanese civil war lasted for a decade-and-a-half without being exported. The same applies to Iraq,...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

Opinion: ISIS scores another propaganda win

Why was the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) eager to promote a video showing its fighters stoning a girl to death as her father stands by, unwilling to forgive her alleged a...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Opinion: ISIS is real, not a nightmare

Prior to June 6, Iraq’s former prime minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, treated warnings about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with disdain, claiming reports about the group we...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 18 Oct, 2014

Opinion: The End of a Unified Yemen?

Popular, political and military activity calling for the secession of southern Yemen intensified this week in Aden and Hadramout. The possibility of southern Yemen becoming its own...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 14 Oct, 2014

Opinion: Why Does Turkey Remain Silent over Syria?

Turkey is the only influential regional power which is truly capable of toppling the Syrian government, of besieging extremist groups in Syria, and of supporting the Iraqi governme...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 9 Oct, 2014

Opinion: “If It Wasn’t for Hezbollah…”

The word “if” is Hezbollah’s propaganda tool to justify its involvement in Syria, pushing Lebanon’s Shi’ites, if not the whole country, into the conflict. The Shi’ite g...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 5 Oct, 2014

Opinion: Gulf countries standing idly by in Yemen

The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) foreign ministers made very precise statements to send out a warning that “the GCC states will not stand idly by in the face of factional f...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 1 Oct, 2014

Opinion: Sana’a could be the Houthis’ graveyard

In 1948, some Yemeni tribes besieged the capital Sana’a and threatened to seize it following battles between the rebels and ruler Imam Yahya’s forces. Abdullah Al-Wazeer, the r...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 28 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Eliminating ISIS requires removing Assad

The world has finally come to realize that the complete eradication of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Al-Nusra Front, Ahrar Al-Sham and all other terrorist organizatio...

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