The war for Libya is not what it seems

by Rashmee

Posted on July 15, 2020 / The Focus


The war for Libya is getting hot again. The country’s eastern-based parliament has said it …

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Libya arms embargo is a ‘joke’, said a UN envoy. But it’s peace-making that is a farce

by Rashmee

Posted on February 26, 2020


Now that European foreign ministers have agreed on a new Mediterranean naval mission to enforce …

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When it comes to peace, is the EU really a great power?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 21, 2020 / The National


Even before he became the European Union’s new foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, suggested that …

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How a new multilateralism is emerging from summits and crises

by Rashmee

Posted on August 27, 2019 / The National


The freshly concluded Group of Seven summit in Biarritz and the fires raging through the …

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Ever tried Ramadan in a poem?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 6, 2019


I was very taken by Libyan-American Khaled Mattawa’s poem, which bears the simple title ‘Ramadan’.…

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Turning Venezuela into a Libya-on-the Caribbean

by Rashmee

Posted on February 3, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


At one stroke Donald Trump’s America has made a Libya out of Venezuela. It is …

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Why the West must abandon its illusions on Syria

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2019


Former NATO secretary general Javier Solana has hurled what can only be called a truth …

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Did you notice Libyan power centres aren’t shouting #fake news about CNN slave footage?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 25, 2017


Just to continue the Thanksgiving theme, let us be grateful Libya’s politicians and even its …

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Italy goes its own way on migrants. EU works as trading bloc and not much more

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2017


I’m pro-European in the sense that I’m in favour of collaboration between the nations and …

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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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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK