Turning Venezuela into a Libya-on-the Caribbean

by Rashmee

Posted on February 3, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


At one stroke Donald Trump’s America has made a Libya out of Venezuela. It is no justification that the South American country was already part of the way to becoming a Caribbean Tripoli. Whatever happens, the United States has introduced a new element of chaos into the tumult that has been the state of Venezuela … Continue reading “Turning Venezuela into a Libya-on-the Caribbean”

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Why the West must abandon its illusions on Syria

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2019


Former NATO secretary general Javier Solana has hurled what can only be called a truth bomb at western illusions on Syria. “The West must pierce its illusions and sit down to negotiate more seriously – and at all levels – about Syria,” Mr Solana has said in a hard-hitting piece for Project Syndicate. Illusions of … Continue reading “Why the West must abandon its illusions on Syria”

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Italy goes its own way on migrants. EU works as trading bloc and not much more

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2017


I’m pro-European in the sense that I’m in favour of collaboration between the nations and peoples of the world. But, I ask you, is the European Union (EU) good for much more than serving as a trade bloc? And to enable the quick passage across borders of EU passport-holders? This is a good question considering … Continue reading “Italy goes its own way on migrants. EU works as trading bloc and not much more”

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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