Is Xi Jinping more powerful than Donald Trump?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 31, 2017 / The National


Donald Trump will be in China almost a year to the day since he was …

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The glue that joins Russia and the Middle East in dreadful dependence

by Rashmee

Posted on October 30, 2017


What is Russia up to in the Middle East? On the one hand it seemed …

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It’s not enough to wish ISIS fighters dead

by Rashmee

Posted on October 29, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


A British government minister recently addressed the unique international difficulties posed by the Islamic State’s …

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#Catalonia: This has to have been the most reluctant, foot-dragging bid for freedom ever

by Rashmee

Posted on October 28, 2017


Think about it. The Catalan president would neither declare independence nor back away from it …

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People of the night: Why many western cities want mayors for the graveyard shift

by Rashmee

Posted on October 27, 2017


  A half-dozen European cities and one in Colombia in South America have night mayors. …

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What do you reckon Trump feels about Xi’s new elevated place in China & the constitution?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 26, 2017


Donald Trump has publicly saluted the “extraordinary elevation” of China’s President Xi Jinping, comparing him …

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In Afghanistan, Trump’s grand strategy begins to fall apart

by Rashmee

Posted on October 25, 2017 / The National


Coincidence, a leading science fiction writer once said, is the word we use when we …

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Is the US a rich, underdeveloped country? Why else would it allow child marriage?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 24, 2017


  Watch this story by the BBC’s Aleem Maqbool. Had I not heard the American …

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Bjorn Lomborg and the Crown of Resolute Optimism about human progress

by Rashmee

Posted on October 23, 2017


  After years of relentless optimism, Bjorn Lomborg is allowing himself to be disappointed. This …

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Arabs were in Europe a thousand years ago

by Rashmee

Posted on October 22, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Those concerned about a settled Muslim presence in Europe might want to note that it …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK