Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

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 Yemeni capital Sana'a. The coalition’s jets raced against time to destroy warehouses of heavy weaponry and ballistic missiles. The Houthis would, no doubt, have used these arms to shell cities in southern Saudi Arabia like Jizan, Abha and Najran. There were also fears that the Houthis were in possession of Scud miss...

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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 missiles! Iran was overjoyed after acquiring S300 missiles that the Kremlin has agreed to send this summer. But the Russian statement angered countries in the region that had warned about the consequences of the nuclear deal struck in Lausanne earlier this month, which would see military and economic sanctions on Tehr...

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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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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 9 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Contradictions in Obama’s Doctrine

I tried to ignore US President Barack Obama’s interview with the New York Times because I was sure it would be part of his propaganda campaign for the framework nuclear deal with...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2015

Opinion: The Growing Iranian Threat to the Gulf

I aim to focus here on the impact of the Iran nuclear deal on two of the region’s polar opposites: Iran and Saudi Arabia. Before US President Barack Obama launched negotiations w...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 5 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Iran, the Beast Unchained?

In my Op-ed yesterday about the framework nuclear deal between the West and Iran, I wrote an analysis of this topic’s previous chapter and sought to understand why Iran accepted ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 4 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Iran nuclear deal means change is coming

The nuclear deal is now a reality and one that should be dealt with as a fait accompli. Even before getting into the details of the nuclear deal between Iran and the United States,...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Bringing Yemen’s Fox to Justice

Ali Abdullah Saleh's son Ahmed has seen his political future go up in smoke this week, and ultimately it is his father, the former president, who is responsible for this. Saleh, wh...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 28 Mar, 2015

Opinion: After Yemen Intervention, a Negotiated Peace

The extent of regional and international concern over the war in Yemen has exceeded expectations. Anxious governments and international institutions have frankly expressed their vi...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 22 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Iran’s Creeping Conquest of Iraq

The battle to rid Tikrit of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has revealed the depth of the Iranian military’s role in Iraq, as well as the Islamic Revol...

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