Articles written by: Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed

Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Arab unity comes before a UN seat

Since the beginning of the new century, Arabs have demanded a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. The demand came in response to the UN’s promises of reform. The UN, as its high-ranking officials have confessed, is an organization that has become outdated and has not changed much since it was created at the end of the Second World War. Kuwait’s permanent delegate to the UN, Mansour Al-Otaibi, voiced the Arab group’s demand for a permanent seat. He reminded everyone there that the...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 7 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Is Israel focusing on the wrong enemy?

The Israeli government should not have shelled Hezbollah posts and is mistaken in defining the group as an enemy. This is the opinion of columnist Guy Bechor, writing in the Israeli daily, Yedioth Ahronoth. Bechor believes that President Bashar Al-Assad currently only governs one-fifth of Syria, and that Israel has plans, and the necessary power, to confront Shi’ite terrorists—though not their Sunni counterparts. In reality we are not concerned about this kind of impoverished t...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Friday, 4 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Britain and the Muslim Brotherhood

There is always suspicion among Arabs that Britain is running the world, even though it handed over their last colony, Hong Kong, more than a decade and a half ago. There is also a...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 22 Mar, 2014

Opinion: Controlling the Media Scene

The head of Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the religious police, wanted to convey a simple message: society needs authority to ...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 17 Mar, 2014

Opinion: China and the Future Alliance with Saudi Arabia

Difficult years lie ahead, perhaps five or even as many as ten. This future requires a new regional and international approach. The US may no longer play the prominent role it acqu...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Friday, 14 Mar, 2014

Opinion: Who will fall in Syria’s fourth year?

As the Syrian revolution enters its fourth year, the question remains as to whether President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime will exit power or whether it will finally be able to elimi...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 9 Mar, 2014

Opinion: Saudi Arabia seeking to contain regional chaos

Saudi Arabia's recent decision to blacklist several aggressive groups taking part in activities on the ground in Syria and elsewhere carries a tone of challenge. But will this deci...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 6 Mar, 2014

Opinion: “Sister” Qatar

What is new in the Gulf dispute with Qatar this time around is the collective punishment applied by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain when they decided to withdraw their ambassador...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 3 Mar, 2014

Opinion: Mein Kampf and other books of hatred

In one year’s time the copyright to Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”) by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler will expire. After that, the book will become available to anyone wishing to publis...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 25 Feb, 2014

Opinion: Conspiracy theories that will not die

According to some people, Iraq’s former president Saddam Hussein only invaded Iran during Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini’s rule because he was entangled with foreign parties and on...

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