America: A house divided
Posted on January 12, 2019
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went to Cairo with a nonsensical message – we …Read More
Sixteen years after 9/11, how does America see the world?
Posted on September 11, 2017 / The National
The “war on terrorism” may have been a misnomer, for how do you fight a …Read More
Unknown knowns: The phrase post-9/11 decade only just became real and true
Posted on June 23, 2015
Journalists use the phrase post-9/11 decade pretty glibly but one has to wonder if it …Read More
Post-9/11 decade: Rand Paul often speaks truth to power of security state
Posted on June 10, 2015
The post-9/11 decade has only really just begun, two years on from former National Security …Read More
Can everyone carry the water to Ed Husain’s burning ‘house of Islam’?
Posted on January 11, 2015
“The house of Islam is on fire. The water needs to be carried by everybody, …Read More
Will Cuba cash the US rental cheques for Guantanamo Bay?
Posted on December 19, 2014
Talk US-Cuba relations and Guantanamo Bay doesn’t immediately come to mind. But it should. The …Read More
Jihadist groups are the new Mafia in their use of the wages of crime
Posted on December 15, 2014
The BBC is running a big study on jihad – its toll, its cost and …Read More
Open for business: The Freedom Tower represents New York’s Blitz spirit
Posted on November 7, 2014
I count myself intensely lucky to be in New York the very week that the …Read More
Battling Islamic State: Boots on the ground. How about brains in the air?
Posted on October 3, 2014
Heard the one about Iraqi pilots mistakenly delivering food, water and ammunition Islamic State (IS) …Read More
Bombs, boots on ground won’t destroy Islamic State. Only the locals can
Posted on October 2, 2014
The new Iraqi Prime Minister would probably agree with this, given his interview to Lyse …Read More
Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK