Leadership and the lessons from an empire in decline – in 10th century Baghdad

by Rashmee

Posted on April 9, 2020


This is the first global crisis in more than 50 years where no country is looking towards the US for leadership. If there’s anything that’s needed in a global pandemic it is a vaccine and leadership. A vaccine is not expected at least for a year, but what about leadership? Trump-led America is an empire … Continue reading “Leadership and the lessons from an empire in decline – in 10th century Baghdad”

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Trump Googled himself, got Obama. Bit like Aristotle vs Plato in Arab world

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2018


America’s child-man president is livid about the unfairness of internet searches. The Guardian reports that on August 29, Wednesday afternoon, Mr Trump tweeted grumpily: “For years, Google promoted President Obama’s State of the Union on its homepage. When President Trump took office, Google stopped.” The tweet had a short video that tried to substantiate the … Continue reading “Trump Googled himself, got Obama. Bit like Aristotle vs Plato in Arab world”

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Trump and Al-Farabi’s ‘virtuous city’

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


We know the truth about Donald Trump’s claim that the media deliberately under-reported terrorist attacks. It is laughably false and it is loose-lipped incite­ment to communal hate. What we do not yet properly know is why the United States’ new president has made the outrageous allegation that journalists “have their reasons” to play down the … Continue reading “Trump and Al-Farabi’s ‘virtuous city’”

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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