Italy starts giving 18-year-olds free money: Counter-terrorism and the culture wars

by Rashmee

Posted on September 14, 2016


I kid you not. From tomorrow, September 15, the Italian government will give 575,000 young …

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The world since last Wednesday. Do you feel events have speeded up in 2016?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 26, 2016


It may seem as if a lot of significant things are happening very fast but …

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What can Germany do to keep itself safe? Integrate new entrants more fiercely

by Rashmee

Posted on July 25, 2016


If there can be any blessing in a bloody and terrible act, it is this: …

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In America, pro-ISIS digital content is a crime, pro-gun pronouncements a right

by Rashmee

Posted on July 22, 2016


Harvard law professor Noah Feldman asks a deeply troubling question in his Bloomberg View piece. …

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After Nice, there’s a new global mood of despondency. Don’t give in to it

by Rashmee

Posted on July 18, 2016


Can we be safe anywhere any more, wail some Tweeples after a lonesome petty thief …

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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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Isil’s British convert brings to mind this letter to Muslims in the West

by Rashmee

Posted on January 6, 2016


Now that the main suspect in Isil’s latest propaganda video is thought to be British …

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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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Molenbeek’s problems are not new and they show up dysfunction of Belgian state

by Rashmee

Posted on November 24, 2015


Tim King, Politico’s Brussels sketchwriter, offers an interesting reflection on Molenbeek, the suburb that has …

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From Sudanese refugee to US diplomat: an exceptional story that’s true

by Rashmee

Posted on November 23, 2015


When people discuss the refugee issue, it’s always about highs and lows – jihadis sneaking …

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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