‘French beserk’: The Eric Zemmour effect

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2021


I was very taken by Adam Shatz’s piece in the London Review of Books …

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The 1950s book that explains the War on Terror

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2021 / The New European


In the weeks and months after America launched its ‘war’ against global terrorism, a list …

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How will Taliban 2.0 interpret Sharia law in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2021 / The New European


As the world waits to see the extent to which the Taliban’s victory will see …

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‘The trendy Taliban’? You’ve got to be kidding

by Rashmee

Posted on August 22, 2021


Of all the ridiculous stories on Afghanistan I’ve read, Mail Online takes the sambusa. (That’s …

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Are you wondering what on earth is going on in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2021


I’m no expert on Afghanistan but I did spend a year in Kabul, even …

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The Golden Arches theory of conflict prevention is so yesterday. Make way for B2B

by Rashmee

Posted on July 22, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA Once upon a time, people actually believed in the “Golden …

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The Israeli Arab dentist drilling down to the basics of what it means to be human

by Rashmee

Posted on June 12, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… On Sunday (June 13), if things go as planned, Israel will enter …

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Yasser Arafat is arrested in India for pro-Palestinian FB post. Go figure

by Rashmee

Posted on June 4, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Here’s a quite remarkable story. In India, a 32-year-old man posted a pro-Palestine …

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How to pandemic-proof a Hindu (or any other) pilgrimage

by Rashmee

Posted on April 24, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… One of my grandmothers died after contracting small pox at the Kumbh …

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There may be room for experienced optimists yet in the Middle East

by Rashmee

Posted on March 9, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA A former Israeli prime minister once said that in the Middle …

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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