Secrets and lies about scholars and spies

by Rashmee

Posted on December 2, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


The saga of Matthew Hedges, the British doctoral researcher accused by the United Arab Emirates of being a spy, sentenced to life in prison but then pardoned, raises several interesting issues. But that is if you eschew the usual, somewhat exaggerated, definitions of what espionage is, who does it and how it really works. Despite … Continue reading “Secrets and lies about scholars and spies”

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Should Rhodes fall? Oxford VC says think critically rather than as censors

by Rashmee

Posted on January 23, 2016


The controversy over Rhodes Must Fall – the campaign to tear down Cecil Rhodes’s statue from Oriel College, Oxford because of his views on other races and colonial domination – is hysterical. Hysterically funny and hysterically out of control. Where do we stop when it comes to sanitizing history? * Pull down Rhodes’s statue. * … Continue reading “Should Rhodes fall? Oxford VC says think critically rather than as censors”

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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