Is Tarek al-Wazir a face of Germany?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 4, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Could a single German regional election be a hopeful template for tomorrow? Perhaps. Consider this.…

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Message from Bavaria: Peak alt-right?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 21, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


If there’s a lesson from Germany’s regional election in Bavaria, it is about foolish choices …

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Like Sweden, Finland has its Muslim-bashing populists

by Rashmee

Posted on September 16, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


The rise of the far-right Sweden Democrats, who are hostile to Muslims and migrants, is …

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What? Japan is populism-free because a populist heads the government!

by Rashmee

Posted on January 22, 2018


Ian Buruma, editor of ‘The New York Review of Books’, recently asked an interesting question…

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There is nothing so absurd as democratic countries that fear elections

by Rashmee

Posted on January 7, 2018


Today, January 7, Germany’s acting chancellor begins talks to form a government. And perchance stave …

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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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Greece deals judiciously with Western Thrace sharia law, a relic of the Ottoman empire

by Rashmee

Posted on December 4, 2017


It’s been nearly three weeks since the prime minister of Greece announced his government was …

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Trump’s Twitter guru rails at both migrants and Western-born children of migrants

by Rashmee

Posted on December 1, 2017


Now that the gloves are mostly off, why don’t Donald Trump, Ann Coulter and others …

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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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Europe’s Turks should give up their voting rights in Turkey, sharpish. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on March 13, 2017


Let’s face it, that’s the only way Europe’s Turks can survive attempts by leaders like …

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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