Remember when face-coverings were considered dangerous

by Rashmee

Posted on April 1, 2020


Developments in Austria are rich in irony. On March 30, it decided to join several …

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Even in the age of gender fluidity, Sebastian Kurz’s political fluidity is striking

by Rashmee

Posted on September 28, 2019


Austria’s former – and future? – chancellor Sebastian Kurz is a prime example of political …

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Africa’s old guard holds back change – and the necessary youthquake

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2018


That African leaders are markedly older than the people they rule is a given. That …

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With South Tyrol, Austria’s far-right govt signals wish to unite German-speakers

by Rashmee

Posted on January 5, 2018


After the South Tyrol announcement, everyone’s going to be watching the new Austrian government even …

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Jacinda Ardern. Sebastian Kurz. Emmanuel Macron. Justin Trudeau…roll call of the young

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2017


With Jacinda Ardern’s ascent (by coalition-deal-making on Thursday) to New Zealand’s highest office, that’s four …

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From beyond the grave, the ‘Austria First’ Jorg Haider effect

by Rashmee

Posted on October 16, 2017


So what’s new in Austria? In December, it missed electing Norbert Hofer of the far-right …

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The thin line between free speech and hate speech

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


When does free speech become hate speech? And when does hate speech become dangerous? Touchy …

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Peoples’ anger & the Austrian re-vote. Read correctly, plan accordingly

by Rashmee

Posted on September 16, 2016


The real takeaway from the forthcoming re-run of Austria’s presidential election (now re-re-scheduled from October …

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Is western politics becoming all about building a wall against the future?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 1, 2016


Is it true that 21st century western politics is no longer about embracing the …

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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