‘Sportswashing’ goes much beyond Qatar. What about Trump and the Saudis?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 17, 2022


With all the talk about “sportswashing” in the countdown to the World Cup in Qatar,…

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A World Cup that runneth over woefully mean…and size-ist

by Rashmee

Posted on November 16, 2022


The football World Cup 2022 is already brimming over with woe, with Qataris alleging racism …

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Since 2010, the sustained criticism has basically attacked Qatar for being Qatar

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2022


Over the weekend, the editor-in-chief of the ‘Gulf Times’ took to the airwaves in Britain …

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How credible will Rishi Sunak’s Britain be at the G20 in Bali?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2022


Three weeks into the job, Britain’s  Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will make his second outing …

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On current form, Giorgia Meloni won’t be doing the sweet-talking in Europe

by Rashmee

Posted on November 13, 2022


Giorgia Meloni’s row with France and the European Union shows just how much words matter, …

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Italy’s Giorgia Meloni appears to strike a blow for women in power

by Rashmee

Posted on November 12, 2022


The row that’s currently raging in Europe over migration shows that mellow words and mellifluous …

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Ready for Rishi’s report card? Reassuringly boring

by Rashmee

Posted on November 11, 2022


It’s coming up to Rishi Sunak’s three-week anniversary as Britain’s prime minister and it’s …

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Trumpty Dumpty and DeFuture: Fellowship of the ring

by Rashmee

Posted on November 10, 2022


Seven years after Donald Trump burst on America and the world’s political consciousness, two front …

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The Ukraine war needs diplomacy not daredevil talk

by Rashmee

Posted on November 9, 2022


News that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his French counterpart President Emmanuel Macron have agreed …

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America calling: The Ukraine war needs diplomacy not daredevil talk

by Rashmee

Posted on November 8, 2022


The US midterms matter…to Ukraine. Yes and no. Conventional wisdom has it that if Republicans …

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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