Tom Friedman is writing about India again. Oh dear

by Rashmee

Posted on November 30, 2017


What I’m about to say has nothing to do with my being Indian. It does …

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All those Syrian babies named ‘Putin’ and ‘Elena’ after the Russian military spox

by Rashmee

Posted on November 29, 2017


  Here’s all the news about the Russian offensive in Syria that you haven’t heard …

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Will the Weinstein effect go global?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2017 / The National


Almost every day of every week now, some man somewhere in the world — from …

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From 1870, Anna reminds us that kings and commoners have the same neuroses

by Rashmee

Posted on November 27, 2017


In the archives of ‘The Atlantic’ there is a delightful fragment from a piece that …

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Good actions can be bad politics as Germany shows

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Posted on November 26, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Until late on No­vember 19, no one really thought that being a Good Samaritan would …

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Did you notice Libyan power centres aren’t shouting #fake news about CNN slave footage?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 25, 2017


Just to continue the Thanksgiving theme, let us be grateful Libya’s politicians and even its …

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Thank God for those who give thanks. We should be grateful for the reminder

by Rashmee

Posted on November 24, 2017


This Thanksgiving, it is only right to give thanks for those who tell us why …

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Philby was writing about Saudi Arabia’s anti-western core a hundred years ago

by Rashmee

Posted on November 23, 2017


  Joschka Fischer, former foreign minister of Germany, recently made mention of Saudi Arabia ‘s …

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Despite successes, Bonn climate talks fell short

by Rashmee

Posted on November 22, 2017 / The National


On Saturday, the Bonn conference on climate change ended. No one would have particularly noticed …

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Don’t call Donald Trump mad if you mean he’s just insanely bad as a president

by Rashmee

Posted on November 21, 2017


Sometimes it takes a constitutional law professor to set things out clearly enough for everyone …

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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