Turning the unvaccinated into modern-day lepers?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 7, 2022


On January 6, Italy made a coronavirus vaccination mandatory for everybody over the age of …

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A moral vacuum…on either side of the English Channel?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 13, 2021


On either side of the English Channel, the debate is about a moral vaccum. In …

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A French president who’s made for TV?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 18, 2021


Everyone’s talking about Eric Zemmour, the “French Trump”, and his audacious bid for …

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Is Europe course-correcting after taking a hard-right turn?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 30, 2021 / The National


Now that the Netherlands’ election results have been finalised and officially published, chances are much …

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Young though he is, Macron may suddenly feel the intimations of mortality. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on December 4, 2020


  News reports on 94-year-old Valéry Giscard d’Estaing’s death routinely described France’s former president as …

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More European Union? The ‘frugal four’ are pushing back against Franco-German largesse

by Rashmee

Posted on May 21, 2020


Some say there’s “18% more union”. That’s what Bloomberg opined anyway. It said that the …

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French public life is becoming more ‘Americanized’ and British public life more French

by Rashmee

Posted on February 20, 2020


Everyone’s talking about the alleged “Americanization” of French public life, but almost no one is …

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Nato is not threatened by Macron’s call for strategic clarity but by the values gap with Turkey

by Rashmee

Posted on January 20, 2020


I’m with Peter Ricketts on NATO. The man who served as the UK’s permanent representative  …

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New year, same old issues as Macron pursues reform agenda and French unions push for war

by Rashmee

Posted on January 3, 2020


New year, same old issues. France’s president promised on new year’s eve that he would …

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Amid preparations for Nato’s 70th anniversary summit, no one seems sure about where Europe should be heading

by Rashmee

Posted on November 26, 2019 / The National


Tomorrow, European officials will vote to confirm the new European Commission. If all goes well, …

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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