Donald Rumsfeld’s epitaph was written long ago — and it’s full of known knowns

by Rashmee

Posted on August 27, 2021


I didn’t realise until a day or so ago that Donald Rumsfeld was buried this …

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Britain as a force for uber good?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 22, 2021


/ BLIMEY BLIGHTY I seem to remember Tony Blair popularising the use of the phrase …

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If China were sued over the pandemic, the US should be over Iraq

by Rashmee

Posted on April 5, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


The pandemic is something that is referred to in law as an act of God. …

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How much does Donald Trump really matter to the world?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 18, 2017


How much does Donald Trump really matter to the world? Harvard professor and former US …

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Sixteen years after 9/11, how does America see the world?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 11, 2017 / The National


The “war on terrorism” may have been a misnomer, for how do you fight a …

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Condoleezza Rice has news about democracy in the MENA region

by Rashmee

Posted on September 10, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


For all those who de­spair of the patchy and imperfect delivery of democracy after the …

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The so-called ‘democracy recession’ doesn’t mean that system is dying

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2017


For those like me who occasionally despair about the state of democracy, Condoleeza Rice has …

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Search for justice in Iraq may not be totally futile

by Rashmee

Posted on August 6, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Realism, rather than cynicism, is the most appropriate response to the British High Court ruling …

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Corbyn-truths: We don’t have to wait for Chilcot to know Iraq was a mistake

by Rashmee

Posted on August 23, 2015


You have to admire a man who doesn’t change his mind. Or, at least, you …

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Unknown unknowns: Rumsfeld is still talking but what’s he saying?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 12, 2015


So last week, came a real unknown unknown, to use terminology made famous by George …

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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