The whole world should worry about Trump’s decision on the Golan Heights

by Rashmee

Posted on March 27, 2019


Israel’s prime minister Benajmin Netanyahu has put Donald Trump’s March 25 proclamation on the Golan …

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Surely it should be the Russians who now care enough to prevent ISIS colonising Syrian space

by Rashmee

Posted on February 9, 2019


Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria has set off much caterwauling …

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Why the West must abandon its illusions on Syria

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2019


Former NATO secretary general Javier Solana has hurled what can only be called a truth …

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VR goggles can’t reveal Trump’s Syria strategy

by Rashmee

Posted on January 13, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


When US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton was pictured with US Ambassador …

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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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Message of Syria withdrawal: You can trust America to let you down

by Rashmee

Posted on December 21, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Those who now express outrage, shock and complete surprise at Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw …

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Russia in the Middle East: Just choices between bad and worse

by Rashmee

Posted on September 27, 2018


  So now we know. Russia sees no good actors in the Middle East, just …

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Syria, Iran, unicorns and rainbows: The Trump-Putin tryst

by Rashmee

Posted on July 15, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


US President Donald Trump may not think it worthwhile to consult Dennis Ross on Russia …

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Who’s listening to Dennis Ross? But is he worth hearing out, at least on Syria?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 9, 2018


Donald Trump may not think it worthwhile to consult Dennis Ross on Russia in the …

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Tis well to remember: The long shadow cast by France on Syria

by Rashmee

Posted on July 6, 2018


To many people, Syria spells no more than a long-running civil war, a dangerously internationalising …

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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