Is Europe toughening up at last?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 1, 2020


In nearly 70 years of Europe’s union, member states have learnt a valuable lesson – …

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How much will the EU’s ‘historic’ new deal change life in Europe?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 26, 2020 / The National


For the first time in nearly seven decades of Europe’s union, the 27-member bloc is …

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A new dawn for Europe?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 21, 2020


  The moment fit the significance of what was being announced. “Europe has shown it …

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Lafayette Square is not Tiananmen Square

by Rashmee

Posted on June 5, 2020 / The Focus


Exactly 31 years ago today, a powerful military stamped out a peaceful protest by idealistic …

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The great game…in Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on February 10, 2020


Europe is fighting hard to be relevant to Africa, its nearest continental neighbour. Today (Feb. …

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But, of course, the EU Must Recognize Palestine. The alternative is more drastic

by Rashmee

Posted on December 30, 2019


With the US steadily working with Israel to obliterate hopes for a two-state solution, Daoud …

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France wants to be primus inter pares in Europe despite a junked nominee for commissioner

by Rashmee

Posted on October 15, 2019


Two recent developments indicate the internal political flux within the European Union and the jostling …

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Just how wide is the Atlantic?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 18, 2019


The Atlantic is the second largest of the world’s oceans. At 106,460,000 square kilometres, …

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Brexit and the April showers effect on British weddings

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2018


Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, once quipped that a bride is a woman with a …

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A European Monetary Fund? Europe’s answer to Trump’s tormenting?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 11, 2018


The German Chancellor is thinking of a European Monetary Fund (EMF), ie “greater independence within …

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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