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 would “welcome” Egyptian military intervention in the civil war. The Libyan Parliament’s green light for outside meddling is supposed to be an attempt to end yet another country, Turkey, meddling in its affairs. Turkey has been supplying military hardware as … Continue reading “The war for Libya is not what it seems”

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The aspirational significance of baby names in restless times

by Rashmee

Posted on July 23, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Baby names are a bellwether for the way people experi­ence politics: Intensely. Madly. Often times, precari­ously. So it was that in Canada, Justin Trudeau recently met Justin Trudeau. The first is a 2-month-old Syrian baby. The other is prime minister of the country that gave gracious refuge to the infant’s parents, Muhammad and Afraa Bilan … Continue reading “The aspirational significance of baby names in restless times”

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How’s that? Ultra-right lost regional German election that went well for the far-right

by Rashmee

Posted on September 6, 2016


Consider the enormity of what happened in a relatively poor and obscure part of northeastern Germany on Sunday, September 4. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, voters decided to show they were cross with one of their most famous daughters – Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mostly, because they weren’t sanguine about her decision to generously open Germany’s doors to … Continue reading “How’s that? Ultra-right lost regional German election that went well for the far-right”

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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