Iran’s Qasem Soleimani matters in death as much as in life

by Rashmee

Posted on January 3, 2020 / Quartz


The US Department of Defense announced today that an American airstrike in Baghdad killed Qasem …

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The Arab view of Iran doesn’t help it manage reality or change anything for the better

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2019


There’s much merit in this rather frank view of the Arab world’s relationship with Iran. …

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Art of the bad deal: Talking to the Taliban & leaving Afghan government in the lurch

by Rashmee

Posted on January 31, 2019


Part of the time I was in Afghanistan – living and working on the US …

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Blowback from actions for and by Israel is being felt in Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on January 28, 2019


The blowback from actions of and for Israel is tragically to be seen in parts …

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It’s not as easy as with Al Qaeda to cut off Isil’s funding. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2015


Thursday’s summit on cutting off Isil’s funding, chaired by US treasury secretary Jack Lew, was …

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So jihad is about poetry and isn’t about principles confined to Muslims?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2015


This, the morning after the Paris carnage, may seem like a dreadful time to be …

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An ISIL plane bomb means it’s prepared to be seen as it is: a terrorist group

by Rashmee

Posted on November 7, 2015


Contrary to what everyone may say or fear, hears what an ISIL bomb on a …

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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