The white jihadist peril is with us

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


White nationalism is seen to be validated by the rhetoric of powerful politicians, not least …

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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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Does migration herald the demise of the liberal idea?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 7, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Everywhere, the inoffensive liberal message is portrayed as a mortal threat to the greater common …

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Is the son-of-the-soil theory to now extend to music? And food?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 15, 2019


There was an element of farce about the bigotry recently on display at the highest …

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What’s foreign and Arab about Italy’s Eurovision entry?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 7, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


There is an element of farce about the bigotry on display at the highest levels …

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China brings its Belt and Road Initiative to Italy, paving the way for the Xin World Order

by Rashmee

Posted on March 26, 2019 / The National


As the US turns in on itself, China is increasingly enthusiastic about engaging with and …

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Anti-vaxxism can kill us all

by Rashmee

Posted on September 24, 2018


Smallpox has been eradicated by vaccines, saving approximately five million lives annually but try telling …

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Ever noticed how democracy is described as if it equals justice and virtue?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 22, 2018


  The other day a prominent columnist for an American newspaper bewailed “our current democratic …

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In Galileo’s Padua, ‘fake news’ flourishes just as his heresy charges once did

by Rashmee

Posted on March 3, 2018


If they think of Padua at all most people would remember Galileo Galilei. The Italian …

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Italy has fewer migrants now but hateful Trumpian echoes resound

by Rashmee

Posted on February 11, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


By every calculation, Italy’s election in early March will settle nothing. The country may or …

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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