A former resident of Brussels responds to Donald Trump’s ‘painful message’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 23, 2016


Amana Fontanella-Khan, The Guardian’s assistant US opinion editor, has stuck it to Donald Trump for …

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Clearer skies over the Maghreb? No. Airstrikes aren’t a strategy

by Rashmee

Posted on February 22, 2016


It’s a brighter weekend than before here in the Maghreb. Supposedly. Ten degrees Celsius in …

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Is Hillary Clinton on to something with Minnesota’s Somali-Americans

by Rashmee

Posted on December 21, 2015


Mrs Clinton has been talking about Isil and how to fight terrorism yet again – …

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Isil’s so-called ‘state’ can tax but how long can this extortionist system last?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2015


The only positive bit about Isil’s tax-raising powers in its “state”is an entirely negative reality:…

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It’s not as easy as with Al Qaeda to cut off Isil’s funding. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2015


Thursday’s summit on cutting off Isil’s funding, chaired by US treasury secretary Jack Lew, was …

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Isil’s tech and propaganda progress: a new app and a nasheed in Mandarin

by Rashmee

Posted on December 14, 2015


Following on from news of Isil’s losing streak on both the digital and real battlefield …

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Isil is losing ground on both digital and real battlefield. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on December 13, 2015


Here’s a bit of pre-Christmas cheer. Isil is losing ground. Literally and figuratively. So says …

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Rome talks on Isil will add urgent Libyan Question to the tangled Syrian one

by Rashmee

Posted on December 12, 2015


John Kerry will be joining Sunday’s Rome talks and presumably, there will be some clarity …

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The US and its repeated flip-flop on Syrian Question and how to fight Isil

by Rashmee

Posted on December 7, 2015


Are you as confused as everyone else about America’s view of the Syrian Question? Here …

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Britain is debating a nullity like airstrikes against Isil because it sounds good

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2015


Honestly, one has to laugh. There’s the British prime minister David Cameron solemnly declaring that …

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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