After the assassination…America and the ‘Dr Evil’ syndrome

by Rashmee

Posted on January 8, 2020


I’m with Gideon Rachman, the Financial Times’ chief foreign affairs columnist. He recently suggested that …

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Iran’s Qasem Soleimani matters in death as much as in life

by Rashmee

Posted on January 3, 2020 / Quartz


The US Department of Defense announced today that an American airstrike in Baghdad killed Qasem …

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It really wasn’t Trump’s bin Laden moment

by Rashmee

Posted on November 1, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Dana Shell Smith, deputy assistant secretary of state for international media engagement at the time …

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Meet Mr & Mrs Saudi Normal. Was her firstborn, Osama bin Laden, an aberration?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2018


What’s fascinating about Osama bin Laden’s mother’s media debut is the timing. There she sits, …

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What sense does it make to advertise the Kim Jong Un kill squad made up of Bin Laden’s nemesis?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 7, 2017


“Navy Seals training Kim ‘assassination’ squad,” goes the screaming headline in The Times, London, going …

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Pakistan’s Mr Bhutto goes to Trumpistan: What happens next?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 1, 2017


On Monday, January 30, the late Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s son Bilawal went to …

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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