Turkey takes a dissident’s nephew off Kenya’s streets. Yes, May was glorious — for impunity

by Rashmee

Posted on June 2, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA May was a glorious month for impunity. The skies over …

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There may be room for experienced optimists yet in the Middle East

by Rashmee

Posted on March 9, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA A former Israeli prime minister once said that in the Middle …

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On the world stage, men and women leaders are merely players. They have their exits and entrances

by Rashmee

Posted on November 11, 2020


Many are offering a grim roundup of the disappointment being felt by some leaders and …

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A presidential son-in-law steps down

by Rashmee

Posted on November 10, 2020


When Berat Albayrak resigned as Turkey’s finance minister it wasn’t immediately clear if his father-in-law, …

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The war for Libya is not what it seems

by Rashmee

Posted on July 15, 2020 / The Focus


The war for Libya is getting hot again. The country’s eastern-based parliament has said it …

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This isn’t Trumpgate: here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on July 1, 2020 / The Focus


Legendary Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein has a scoop of sorts. Using authoritative accounts of …

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What state elections in India have in common with Istanbul and Budapest

by Rashmee

Posted on October 29, 2019 / The National


The results of recent elections in two Indian states — Haryana and Maharashtra — have …

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In Syria, history is repeating itself

by Rashmee

Posted on October 27, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


What will be deemed normal in the Turkish-annexed part of Syria is likely to be …

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Is it OK to say thank God for Russia?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 20, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Longer-term, Russia’s return to relevance on the world stage will create other testing issues. Is …

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Trump has threatened sanctions on Turkey if it goes too far but he hasn’t defined too far

by Rashmee

Posted on October 12, 2019


Turkey continues to push into Kurdish territory in Syria and the global criticism is rather …

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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