Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

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 admit the war will cost the Israelis a high price, but say local public opinion is willing to accept those costs. Some see the battle as a rare opportunity, considering the Egyptians’ preoccupation with their own domestic affairs and their general dispute with Hamas. Previously, Egypt played the role of the mediat...

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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 currently being detained and interrogated, is one of its members. According to the Lebanese government, if he is found guilty he will have violated the state’s laws and have subjected the country to danger, and thus he will deserve to be punished. Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has objected to this. His objec...

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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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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 30 Jun, 2014

Opinion: ISIS has reached Saudi Arabia’s borders

The heightened state of alert in the region is epitomized in the brief statement issued by the Saudi Royal Court this week, with King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz ordering "all necessary...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 25 Jun, 2014

Opinion: How popular is ISIS?

After prayers in the Jordanian city of Ma’an last Friday, around 20 to 30 people took to the streets holding banners saluting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and annou...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 16 Jun, 2014

Opinion: Maliki and ISIS are both part of the problem

Controversy over the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Nusra Front first erupted in 2012. Some denied that they were present in Syria, while many others thought the...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 12 Jun, 2014

Opinion: It’s Maliki’s Fault

Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden must be laughing in their graves at Nuri Al-Maliki, Iraq’s current prime minister, who is well known for his arrogance and his insolence. Mo...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 5 Jun, 2014

Opinion: Sisi’s Syria Policy

Egyptian president-elect Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi dedicated most of his electoral campaign to addressing domestic issues and Egyptian citizens’ concerns. He did not say much about in...

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