Ben Ali’s phone calls illustrate the lesson of history: dictatorships end ignominiously

by Rashmee

Posted on January 14, 2022


With impeccable timing, the BBC has released secretly recorded phone calls between Tunisia’s former dictator…

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Turning the unvaccinated into modern-day lepers?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 7, 2022


On January 6, Italy made a coronavirus vaccination mandatory for everybody over the age of …

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How will Taliban 2.0 interpret Sharia law in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 27, 2021 / The New European


This is the full (and free) version of the piece I wrote for The New …

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The Orient Express doesn’t have much to do with the orient anymore

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2021


Anyone who’s read Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ will remember the murder mystery …

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The Refugee Convention is dead: let’s bury it and start again

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2021 / open Democracy


In the past decade, there’s been a shift away from international norms for protecting people …

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A moral vacuum…on either side of the English Channel?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 13, 2021


On either side of the English Channel, the debate is about a moral vaccum. In …

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Nah, Donald Trump probably won’t be back in the White House. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on November 30, 2021


Read the petroleum trails just as you would the tea leaves. The Gulf Arab states …

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The most important news out of Brussels this week isn’t happening

by Rashmee

Posted on October 21, 2021


Everything – except the one thing that really matters — is happening in Brussels this …

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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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Donald Rumsfeld’s epitaph was written long ago — and it’s full of known knowns

by Rashmee

Posted on August 27, 2021


I didn’t realise until a day or so ago that Donald Rumsfeld was buried this …

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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