Leaders for life are as creative as novelists. They engage in world-building

by Rashmee

Posted on January 17, 2020


On Wednesday (Jan. 15) Russia’s president Vladimir Putin offered an apparently new tactic of democratic …

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The Arab world – a people and region in a flux

by Rashmee

Posted on June 24, 2019


The new BBC survey of 25,000 people in the Arab world is startling in its …

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Oman’s story shows Arab writers are finding their voice

by Rashmee

Posted on June 2, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


The way Harthi tells the story, Oman comes sharply into focus as a distinctive place …

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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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How Al-Farabi drew on Plato to argue for censorship in Islam

by Rashmee

Posted on November 12, 2018 / Aeon


You might not be familiar with the name Al-Farabi, a 10th-century thinker from Baghdad, but …

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Davos and the Arab project

by Rashmee

Posted on January 28, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


The talkathon-cum-thinkfest that blazed to an end on January 26 at Davos had more leaders …

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Arabs show they’re not defined by the Palestinian issue. Now, the world must prosecute their case

by Rashmee

Posted on December 8, 2017


  Nearly two years ago, I wrote a blog recording my scepticism about an overseas …

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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