Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

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 Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider Al-Abadi's past, posting videos, statements and photos of him claiming they represent his political positions and calling on people to stand against him. I have reviewed many of these posts, and while I cannot confirm what they imply about Abadi, I can say that the man deserves to b...

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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). ISIS is the reason behind a strange gathering of opponents. Most of the Iraqi forces—whether Sunni, Shi'ite or Kurd—agreed to reconcile out of a mutual fear of ISIS. ISIS has also accelerated the departure of Nuri Al-Maliki from the premiership with most of his Sunni opposition now returning to Baghdad, rea...

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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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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 6 Aug, 2014

Opinion: Maliki’s Last Option

Gaza’s crisis will not succeed in diverting attention away from the wars in Syria and Iraq. Indeed, these two wars, particularly Iraq, may alter the course of the region, and Ira...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Gaza and the Beirut Invasion Scenario

A host of Israeli newspapers have published calls for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to obliterate Hamas, not just suppress it. Those calling for a full-scale invasion a...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Contradictions and Compromises in Lebanon

A man named Hussein Atwi stands accused of launching a rocket from Lebanon towards northern Israel. The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya said Atwi, who is cur...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 15 Jul, 2014

Opinion: A Relic of the Past

Izzat Al-Douri was a figure of little consequence when he was the deputy of Iraq’s late President Saddam Hussein, and he has been of little significance since the Ba’ath Party ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 13 Jul, 2014

Opinion: President Hadi’s Failings

Yemen’s President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has accused Iran of being behind the turmoil in Yemen more than once. He blamed Iran for the Houthis’ recent seizure of the city of Omr...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 8 Jul, 2014

Opinion: A new Osama Bin Laden?

The emergence of the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has rekindled fears that a new figure has emerged capable of uniting Al-Qaeda’s different branches under...

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