Europe looks to a new US president who knows what comes of ‘wrong patriotism’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 30, 2021


This, the second weekend since Joe Biden got to the White House, is a good …

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Hungary to get a new university – from China. Here’s why it matters and doesn’t

by Rashmee

Posted on October 27, 2020


Axios said “this isn’t news exactly” because it’s a development from December 2019, …

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With the pandemic as priority, countries will have to hold off on defence spending

by Rashmee

Posted on April 21, 2020 / The National


Predictions, as the American baseball player Yogi Berra once said, are hard, especially about the …

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Erdorgan waves his refugees trump card in Europe’s face

by Rashmee

Posted on February 28, 2020


Today (Friday, Feb. 28), Turkey’s president Erdogan has been speaking to US President Donald Trump, …

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Mr Trump’s proposed NATOME will be in the Middle East. That’s as ludicrous as the acronym

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2020


It’s hard to see the rationale for Donald Trump’s call on the NATO alliance to …

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Nato is not threatened by Macron’s call for strategic clarity but by the values gap with Turkey

by Rashmee

Posted on January 20, 2020


I’m with Peter Ricketts on NATO. The man who served as the UK’s permanent representative  …

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NATO’s survival strategy is a bit like Madonna’s

by Rashmee

Posted on April 4, 2019


Today, April 4, is the big birthday of a great big organisation. The North Atlantic …

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Just how wide is the Atlantic?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 18, 2019


The Atlantic is the second largest of the world’s oceans. At 106,460,000 square kilometres, …

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America in the Middle East in 2019

by Rashmee

Posted on January 4, 2019


There is every chance America’s half-in half-out posture in the Middle East will create massive …

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Forget Trump for a minute. What was Turkey’s Erdogan up to at NATO summit?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 19, 2018


All the attention before, during and after the NATO summit has been focused on Donald …

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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