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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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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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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An ‘international’ tribunal for ISIS fighters?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 26, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Today, Nuremberg could be a style, if not the template, for establishing a proper trial …

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Pro-Brexit or against it? Here’s why it doesn’t really matter to the world

by Rashmee

Posted on January 14, 2019


The late economist John Kenneth Galbraith was unstuffy enough to have poked fun at his …

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Hungary’s Orban says he wants ‘protect Europe’. Which one?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 14, 2018


  It was striking that Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban declared that his country took …

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Is Tripoli the place to watch re. Europe’s ‘disembarkation platforms’?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 2, 2018


Anyone who believed the guff that came out of Brussels on Friday morning probably regards …

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Migration is not at a peak - hysteria is

by Rashmee

Posted on June 27, 2018 / The National


If we had little data and nothing more than political discussions in western capitals to …

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How I was drawn into the strangest debate of them all. That #India-is-not-a-sub-continent

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2017


“Dear Rashmee Lall,” the email began, omitting part of my surname. “I admire your work …

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Shameful amounts of energy, emotion expended on modest garment, modest ruling

by Rashmee

Posted on March 15, 2017


A shameful amount of time, energy and emotion has been spent on a garment that …

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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