Dictionaries have never been so political and this may be unsatisfactory (adj)

by Rashmee

Posted on December 31, 2017


Just consider the way dictionary-publishers ended 2017 and rang in the year. Merriam-Webster, the American …

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Trump vs Churchill? How do you learn the right lessons from history?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 30, 2017


Mike Huckabee watched a film, drew his own conclusions and stirred up a storm. Mr …

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Was it really a big year for Arab women? Yes and it raises the bar for 2018

by Rashmee

Posted on December 29, 2017


  When people talk about 2017 being a good year for Arab women they normally …

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Europe in the #Alternative #2017 of the space-time continuum

by Rashmee

Posted on December 28, 2017


Every year-ender ends on an uncertain note. The space-time continuum demands nothing less. Pay attention …

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Let’s face facts this Christmas: There is no ‘leader of the free world’ anymore

by Rashmee

Posted on December 27, 2017


  Who is the leader of the free world, asks Leonid Bershidsky on Bloomberg View…

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From spiritual harmony to the women’s movement, new narratives will emerge in 2018

by Rashmee

Posted on December 26, 2017 / The National


“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language,” wrote TS Eliot in the final poem …

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Christmas unsettled. A Christmas tagine rather than a Christmas tree!

by Rashmee

Posted on December 25, 2017


This is a very different Christmas for us. The Tunis house is in the process …

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Trump’s security plan sees Middle East as dark, dangerous place

by Rashmee

Posted on December 24, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


The starkest of the many surprises in US Presi­dent Donald Trump’s National Security Strat­egy (NSS) …

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Courage is fire, bullying is smoke. Disraeli is apt for Trump’s behaviour at UN

by Rashmee

Posted on December 23, 2017


  You know what they say about bullying. Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.…

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Saudi should be pleased Belgium believes its pledge on women’s rights

by Rashmee

Posted on December 22, 2017


The Saudi Crown Prince should be pleased. A few months after his very public, much-touted …

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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