Time for refugees to return now that the Syrian war is winding down?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 7, 2018


On May 3, 2018 Bashar Al Assad’s government regained control of a key highway, the …

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Another lens to view Syria: its merchants

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Towards the end of her book “The Merchant of Syria: A History of Survival,” British …

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A ‘snowflake’ strategy for Syria

by Rashmee

Posted on April 22, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Since the April 14 strikes on Syria by the United States, United Kingdom and France, …

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Syria strikes are ‘mission accomplished’ for the usual suspects. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on April 16, 2018


  The posturing all around after the April 13 US, UK and French strikes on …

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US strikes on Syria would not be legal

by Rashmee

Posted on April 13, 2018


Never mind that US strikes on Syria would be useless and dangerously escalate tensions with …

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Caught between ‘monsters’ and ‘maniacs’ as West ponders strikes on Syria

by Rashmee

Posted on April 12, 2018


As British prime minister Theresa May summons her cabinet to approve solidarity with US-led air …

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An agonised Syrian pleads for Russia to be punished by taking World Cup away

by Rashmee

Posted on April 10, 2018


To no one’s surprise, the so-called “international community” has done neither of the two things …

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The sultan and the tsar: A modern fairy tale from Ankara

by Rashmee

Posted on April 8, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Once upon a time in Ankara, the sultan of Turkey and the tsar of Russia …

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Assad: The movie — Journeys into Alt Reality

by Rashmee

Posted on March 25, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Can there be anything more cynical or staged than Syria’s president driving calmly from Damascus …

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Vladimir Putin’s 4-point track record on ‘Making Russia Great Again’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 10, 2018


On March 18, when Russia’s President Putin wins his fourth term in office in so-called …

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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