America in the Middle East in 2019

by Rashmee

Posted on January 4, 2019


There is every chance America’s half-in half-out posture in the Middle East will create massive …

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Opexit? Qat-exit? Qatar’s decision to leave OPEC is symbolically important

by Rashmee

Posted on December 5, 2018


Call it Opexit, Qat-exit or what you will, but Qatar’s departure from OPEC illustrates the …

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The Skripals have made international headlines. Their suffering not so much

by Rashmee

Posted on March 17, 2018


Just consider the effect of Novichok or the N-series nerve agent used in the attack …

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A year that dives once again into secret worlds – on screens big and small

by Rashmee

Posted on January 3, 2018


The new year is going to be big on a certain kind of cinema. The …

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There’s only one Trump and he happens to belong in a post-scandal world

by Rashmee

Posted on June 14, 2017


If one Donald Trump in the White House weren’t bad enough, there are actually three.…

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America First doesn’t mean Trump gets an alternate planet sans effects of #climate change

by Rashmee

Posted on June 3, 2017


The squabbling over who gains and loses from Trump #Paris climate deal exit is unedifying …

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Trump Jong Un: Does The Donald secretly rather like North Korea and its autocratic leader?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 15, 2017


Despite President Trump’s increasingly bellicose tweets about dealing with North Korea – with or without …

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For Syria, ‘victory’ and ‘peace’ will be relative terms in the short term

by Rashmee

Posted on March 25, 2017


What might victory in Syria look like? That’s one of the questions addressed by a …

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Donald Trump’s America wants to make war on peace

by Rashmee

Posted on March 5, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


You don’t have to look at Donald Trump very long to realise that he could …

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Syria operation was a giant sandwich board for Russia. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on February 28, 2017


Do you too get the sense that the Russians consider Syria to be a giant …

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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