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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The third wave of bloodshed in France is not really about Islam but lone wolf criminality

by Rashmee

Posted on October 30, 2020


11 Mar 2004  Spain Madrid train bombings 193 killed, 2,050 injured[69] Al-Qaeda 7 Jul …

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You heard right. Some Lebanese want France to revive its colonial oversight

by Rashmee

Posted on August 8, 2020


Imagine Indians imploring Boris Johnson to take back control of the old Raj. Or Brazilians …

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Never waste a good crisis – especially when it comes to green energy

by Rashmee

Posted on May 30, 2020 / The Focus


On 26 May, French president Emmanuel Macron launched an €8 billion plan to rescue the …

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Baklava, frites, wine, cannabis, guns. The pandemic classified them as essentials but they’re indulgences

by Rashmee

Posted on May 22, 2020


In Turkey, baklava-makers were deemed essential workers during the coronavirus lockdown because Turks like to …

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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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When it comes to peace, is the EU really a great power?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 21, 2020 / The National


Even before he became the European Union’s new foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, suggested that …

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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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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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Forecast from the 1776 French Revolution: ‘The present order is the disorder of the future’

by Rashmee

Posted on December 22, 2018


I was very struck by philosopher Srecko Horvat’s observations on the Yellow Vests protests in …

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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