Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Opinion: ISIS’s Rebellion against Ankara

The official Turkish version is reasonable, despite what skeptics might believe. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was most likely behind the suicide bomb attack in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruç last week, which left more than 30 people dead. This latest action by ISIS is not surprising, however. Following the attack, US President Barack Obama seized the opportunity to call his Turkish counterpart to convince him to stop the flow of fighters across the Turkish border into Syri...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 19 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Thwarting Iran’s Regional Influence

Why would we in the Gulf stand against Iran’s nuclear deal? We support any agreement ending all forms of confrontation with Iran and the sanctions imposed on it. The problem lies in the details. If it was a good deal, Iranians and Arabs would be happy neighbors. But it is not a good deal. The Iranian regime is like a monster that was tied to a tree and has finally been set loose in our region. This means we are on the threshold of a new, bloody era. Verbal promises from Washington will not ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 12 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Blocking Twitter is not the solution

Many counterterror experts believe they have pinpointed the source of the problem when it comes to terrorism and extremism. They believe social media networks are to blame because ...

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

Opinion: Who is Behind the Attacks in Egypt?

Last week terrorists ruined any chance for Egyptians to celebrate President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s first full year in power. The assassination of the country’s top judicial off...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 28 Jun, 2015

Opinion: The Deadlock in Yemen

Since its start, not much was expected from the UN-sponsored peace conference on Yemen which was held in Geneva at the behest of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The talks focused ex...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 21 Jun, 2015

Opinion: The Russians are coming to Saudi Arabia

Last week I attended a closed seminar organized by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in the US capital. It mainly focused the crises in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. The loom...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 14 Jun, 2015

Opinion: Iraq and Syria—One Country, One War

About a year ago, US President Barack Obama attempted to justify Washington’s different approach on the crises in Iraq and Syria. While drones, military consultants, and arms hav...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 6 Jun, 2015

Opinion: The long-term fallout of religious warfare

We are going through a gigantic, chaotic war in the Middle East. It is worse than anything the region witnessed even during the two world wars. All kinds of weapons are being used,...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 31 May, 2015

Opinion: A United Front against the Extremists

It is no coincidence that in some Western countries, whose constitutions clearly stipulate protecting freedom of expression and political affiliation, neo-Nazi groups are banned wi...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 24 May, 2015

Opinion: Morons and Traitors

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently slammed those criticizing him, saying: “Anyone who says anything contrary to what is said here is a moron, is blind, and a traitor. The...

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