America’s new game is Risk without rules

by Rashmee

Posted on September 30, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


In 1957, an Academy Award-winning French film-maker named Albert Lamorisse invented a strategy board game …

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The FBI cannot investigate machismo and the US Senate can’t vote on it

by Rashmee

Posted on September 29, 2018


In one week – so, by October 5 – the FBI is supposed to gather …

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After Senate hearing, there’s only one question: Would you want Kavanaugh to rule on your case?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 28, 2018


Imagine you’re plaintiff or defendant and Judge Brett Kavanaugh is hearing your case. After his …

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Russia in the Middle East: Just choices between bad and worse

by Rashmee

Posted on September 27, 2018


  So now we know. Russia sees no good actors in the Middle East, just …

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Behind India and Pakistan’s sabre-rattling lies a chance for change

by Rashmee

Posted on September 26, 2018 / The National


That India and Pakistan are talking of war yet again illustrates the competing truths about …

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Turkey’s Erdogan loves the Palestinians & some of them love him back

by Rashmee

Posted on September 25, 2018


Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is quite the rock star in east Jerusalem. There, as …

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Anti-vaxxism can kill us all

by Rashmee

Posted on September 24, 2018


Smallpox has been eradicated by vaccines, saving approximately five million lives annually but try telling …

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The ‘other’ is hounded in Germany. Sound familiar?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 23, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


The sacking of a German domestic intelligence chief over his public comments on far-right unrest …

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Ever noticed how democracy is described as if it equals justice and virtue?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 22, 2018


  The other day a prominent columnist for an American newspaper bewailed “our current democratic …

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Who fills that hole if US dollar is no longer dominant?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2018


Everyone has their own theory, some better informed than others. Hardly anyone (except the Russians …

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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