Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

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 were meant to exert pressure on him. Although American drones were roaming across Iraqi airspace on a daily basis, monitoring fighters' movements and sending information to Washington—which repeatedly warned Maliki—he preferred to listen to the reassurances of his advisers, although they had no information. ...

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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 independent state is now closer than at any time before. While unity and division are two issues that concern everyone in the region, this is of particular concern to Yemen's northern neighbor, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The unification of Yemen was backed by people from both the North and South, but this was not...

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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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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Friday, 26 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Asala Nasri and the Banana Republic

Because the Syrian government is angry with Syrian singer and celebrity Asala Nasri, Lebanese authorities have detained her, revoked her passport and prevented her from traveling. ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 24 Sep, 2014

Opinion: An Inside Job

Yemen’s capital Sana’a has been both attacked from the outside and stabbed in the back by insiders. The prime minister and the interior minister staged a coup against the state...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 22 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Even Britain faces division

Until the early hours of last Friday, the world was waiting with bated breath for Scotland’s decision on whether it would become independent or remain part of Britain. Several po...

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