Britain is debating a nullity like airstrikes against Isil because it sounds good

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2015


Honestly, one has to laugh. There’s the British prime minister David Cameron solemnly declaring that he has “examined (my) conscience” and determined that urgent action is needed to protect Britain from “military attacks” by Isil. There are MPs of Britain’s Labour Party up in arms that their (un)Dear Leader Jeremy Corbyn is not militaristic enough to offer … Continue reading “Britain is debating a nullity like airstrikes against Isil because it sounds good”

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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 become the focus of the investigation into the November 13 Paris attacks. News that Molenbeek was implicated “didn’t shock many of us who live in the Belgian capital,” he wrote, describing the range of emotions felt by residents and radio … Continue reading “Molenbeek’s problems are not new and they show up dysfunction of Belgian state”

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An international court to try terrorism? That’s what Romania and Spain want

by Rashmee

Posted on November 22, 2015


Bogdan Aurescu, Romania’s foreign minister, and José García-Margallo y Marfil, his Spanish equivalent, have been arguing for a “global legal body to lead the fight against terrorism”. What do they mean? Basically, it seems, they want that terrorism should be considered a universal crime with universally punishable consequences. In their Project Syndicate piece, the two … Continue reading “An international court to try terrorism? That’s what Romania and Spain want”

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Let’s face it. It’s impossible for everyone to care for every city & everyone equally

by Rashmee

Posted on November 21, 2015


Can we care about all people equally? Mark Zuckerberg said he and Facebook did, after criticism that the social media site was less engaged with suffering Beirut as with Paris. Mr Zuckerberg’s remarks should be viewed with respectful skepticism. He is a CEO. Part of his job is to keep his company’s balance sheet looking … Continue reading “Let’s face it. It’s impossible for everyone to care for every city & everyone equally”

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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