Is ever closer European union unwittingly making populism more popular?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 2, 2019


It’s not always possible to agree with Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece. …

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Why you need more than just a name in modern politics

by Rashmee

Posted on July 9, 2019 / The National


This month has already seen a spotlight shine on the rise — and fall — …

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Is ‘the West’ Trump-proof as it came into being in 480 BC?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 28, 2018


  Every other day, if not every single day, America’s 45th president is said …

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Highs and lows of olive oil pretty much sum up state of Tunisia. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on September 4, 2015


The Financial Times recently reported on the happy coincidence of events that have led Tunisia …

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As its debts become due today, here’s why Puerto Rico really is not Greece

by Rashmee

Posted on August 1, 2015


On Saturday, August 1, Puerto Rico’s debt payments become due. The US territory has to …

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Greece needs an in-out decision from Europe. Else these 8 things will linger

by Rashmee

Posted on July 12, 2015


The European Union will discuss Greece today – and it is to be hoped that …

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The only 4 things that can be done about the Greeks, in plain English

by Rashmee

Posted on July 5, 2015


The only sensible suggestions on what’s desirable and what’s possible in the Greece crisis have …

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The drama over ‘Greecisms’ in every twist of the neverending story

by Rashmee

Posted on July 3, 2015


The next instalment of the Greek drama is due for July 20. That’s when Greece …

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Listen up, there’s a reason there was a film called ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’

by Rashmee

Posted on June 26, 2015


Language can be used to abuse reality. Or to disabuse people of the reality of …

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Known knowns: A Greek exit would endanger the whole euro project

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2015


As the European Union gets into an emergency huddle today, the language of the threat …

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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