Merkel’s heir: ‘Three men and a vote’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 16, 2021


  The most trite observation of all, as Germany’s most powerful political party picks its …

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Home and away: Bengaluru or Berlin

by Rashmee

Posted on October 24, 2020


Germany will soon have a new draft law that will give employees the legal right …

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Trump eviscerates G7 - and America’s leadership

by Rashmee

Posted on May 31, 2020 / The Focus


Donald Trump wants to turn the G7 group of advanced economies into the ‘G10 or …

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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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Coronavirus: Is Angela Merkel’s solution to EU’s problems feasible?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 19, 2020 / The National


The coronavirus crisis has put the European Union under some stress. This is partly triggered …

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German economy is sickened by more than the virus

by Rashmee

Posted on May 15, 2020


What does it mean that Germany, Europe’s biggest economy has plunged into a recession? That …

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Xenophobia is stock-in-trade of Europe’s far right

by Rashmee

Posted on March 1, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


Until very recently, the threat posed by white supremacists was underestimated in Germany and across …

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Libya arms embargo is a ‘joke’, said a UN envoy. But it’s peace-making that is a farce

by Rashmee

Posted on February 26, 2020


Now that European foreign ministers have agreed on a new Mediterranean naval mission to enforce …

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Why Merkel took a massive bet on migrants as force for growth

by Rashmee

Posted on January 7, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Year-end holiday festivities practically obscured something quite remarkable in Germany just before Christmas. German Chancellor …

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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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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK