May 14 a requiem? US goes from dominance, to leadership, to lead bully boy

by Rashmee

Posted on May 14, 2018


A lot is happening today, May 14, 2018. ** The US Embassy in Jerusalem opens.…

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Washington, D.C.: Cold, clear days (and the Trump fog) of March

by Rashmee

Posted on March 8, 2018


Click here to see my mini album – where to eat, cherry blossom season,  Trump …

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In Galileo’s Padua, ‘fake news’ flourishes just as his heresy charges once did

by Rashmee

Posted on March 3, 2018


If they think of Padua at all most people would remember Galileo Galilei. The Italian …

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Trump or not, climate change is not a domestic American issue

by Rashmee

Posted on February 8, 2018


It doesn’t matter what Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt says about …

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How did the creative greats of the 1920s, 30s and 40s approach the Jewish question?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 3, 2018


The headlined question is worth asking in our age, at this particular point of time …

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From 1870, Anna reminds us that kings and commoners have the same neuroses

by Rashmee

Posted on November 27, 2017


In the archives of ‘The Atlantic’ there is a delightful fragment from a piece that …

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#Bonn conference: A carbon tax on exports from US, the world’s only climate-change denier?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2017


As negotiators from nearly 200 countries meet this week in Bonn for the year’s biggest …

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Nation as a fortress: We will all be North Korea by another name

by Rashmee

Posted on September 24, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


In 1945, when the Soviets installed Kim Il-sung as putative head of the new country …

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A Tunisian/ Maghrebi speciality, the pancake of a thousand holes, is good eating

by Rashmee

Posted on September 22, 2017


Yesterday, I ate a Tunisian/ Maghrebi speciality, the pancake of a thousand holes. That’s not …

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Two renditions of Mast Qalandar one balmy ‘Indian Night’ in Tunis

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2017


When the Tunisian capital’s under-advertised Season of Love, Rouhanyet, ended (on August 28) it …

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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