Nasser and post-Nakba Palestinian nationalism

by Rashmee

Posted on March 25, 2022


Gamal Abdel Nasser ranks high in the great man school of history in the sense …

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Palestine and the two types of nationalism

by Rashmee

Posted on March 23, 2022


In his 2013 paper titled ‘Palestinian Nationalism: An Overview’, Haifa university Professor As’ad …

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Countries, nations and states. Where does Palestine fit in?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 22, 2022


Going by American anthropologist Clifford Geertz’s definition, Ukraine is a nation, a state, a country, …

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Why parse world’s reaction? To get the truth, not what you wish were the truth

by Rashmee

Posted on March 14, 2022


On the very day that Ethiopia was flying the flag for Russia so to speak, …

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Kuwait got it; will Ukraine? (Hint: international help)

by Rashmee

Posted on February 24, 2022


On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded its neighbour Kuwait, occupied it for seven months and …

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Abbasid Baghdad’s shock-and-awe diplomacy

by Rashmee

Posted on February 13, 2022


With diplomacy uppermost in our minds as Russian troops stay parked on Ukraine’s border, consider …

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The games diplomats play

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2022


Tom Fletcher, a former UK ambassador to Lebanon and author of ‘The Naked Diplomat’, recently …

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Russia, Ukraine, Schrodinger’s cat and our interconnected world

by Rashmee

Posted on February 3, 2022


I recently read a very interesting commentary on Vladimir Putin’s strategy with respect to Ukraine. …

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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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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK