Anyone, from any community, can be radicalised. That realisation has profound policy implications

by Rashmee

Posted on August 9, 2017 / The National


Normally when the words British and jihadi are used in the same sentence, the reference is to what the United Nations calls “foreign terrorist fighters”. That is, westerners who left their countries to fight for ISIL in Syria. But on Sunday, a prominent UK politician suggested a link between Britain and a different sort of … Continue reading “Anyone, from any community, can be radicalised. That realisation has profound policy implications”

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India may note: Russian nationalism about Ovcharka fighting dogs but ‘rotting West’ too

by Rashmee

Posted on October 15, 2016


India’s Narendra Modi meets Russia’s Vladimir Putin today. They share a great deal, not just the desire to do business. Anyone who wonders why Hillary Clinton presumed to describe Russia’s Vladimir Putin as the “grand-god­father of this (altright) global brand of extreme nationalism” might do well to listen to the following podcast: http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=3477 It’s long … Continue reading “India may note: Russian nationalism about Ovcharka fighting dogs but ‘rotting West’ too”

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Nationalism is the new normal in global politics

by Rashmee

Posted on September 1, 2016 / The National


A week ago, American presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton spoke at length about a phenomenon she identified as “the rising tide of right-wing nationalism”. Describing it as worldwide, she blamed her Republican Party opponent Donald Trump for bringing the “alt right” (alternative right) out of the shadows with its white nationalist ideas, racism, misogyny and anti-Muslim … Continue reading “Nationalism is the new normal in global politics”

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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