If you’re Donald Trump, a missile attack on Syria is a good deal

by Rashmee

Posted on April 8, 2017


Donald Trump has said before (and God knows I believe him on this point) that …

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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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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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How united is the European Union on anything other than resisting #Brexit?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 17, 2016


It’s an important question. How united is the European Union on anything other than #Brexit?…

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Will tomorrow’s world be realism redux, liberal resilience or radical uncertainty?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 26, 2016


Harvard professor Stephen Walt offers three models of the future and you can take your …

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ISIS is right on this point: the Dabiq battle was not the epic one for which it longs

by Rashmee

Posted on October 17, 2016


A basic fact about the battle for Dabiq, the northern Syrian town that ISIS has …

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Is Putin’s Russia finally leading the world – but only into conspiracy theories?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 11, 2016


Anyone wondering what Vladimir Putin’s Russia is up to flexing muscle in the Black Sea, …

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Does it go beyond Trump? Is America’s leadership of the world irreversibly in decline?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 8, 2016


It’s not just Donald Trump and his dark and isolationist vision for America. Even some …

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Might Syria really become the 21st century’s Carthage, ruined cities of sighs?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 5, 2016


Carthage after the Romans. It’s a powerful and dispiriting image and it was evoked by …

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Ban Ki-Moon, Obama close out and most Americans still don’t care about UN confab

by Rashmee

Posted on September 20, 2016


Being physically present in the US does not make the United Nations’ annual jamboree, the …

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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