‘Trump Baby’ flies over London

by Rashmee

Posted on June 3, 2019


If it’s summer in Britain, it must bring Donald Trump. That’s how it’s starting to …

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A tale of two elections: Israel 2019, US 2020

by Rashmee

Posted on March 31, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Israel’s election campaign went to Washington on March 25, big time. Both front runners for …

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Walls are as much a state of mind as they are physical structures

by Rashmee

Posted on January 9, 2019 / The National


The US government shutdown has been caused by a divisive symbol of a notional security …

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2019 may be a happier new year than before for Palestinians

by Rashmee

Posted on January 6, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Prediction is a mug’s game but there is a reasonable chance 2019 will be a …

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Melania Trump’s Africa wardrobe evoked a brutal history of colonialism

by Rashmee

Posted on October 10, 2018 / The National


It is pointless to parse US first lady Melania Trump’s outfits for meaning, as the …

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What’s with all the ‘swagger’ stuff at the US State Department?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 3, 2018


Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump’s second Secretary of State, first said he wanted the State Department …

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Junior Trumps’ divorce statement shows how language is mangled but does the job

by Rashmee

Posted on March 26, 2018


  Note the words Donald Trump Jr, the US president’s oldest son, and his wife …

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Balance sheet: Trump Estates in Dubai. Ivanka Trump frocks & stilettos worldwide

by Rashmee

Posted on December 15, 2017


Off the back of news that the Ivanka Trump brand will have its first standalone …

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Part II – What’s got a jazzy label and is confusing? The new politics of our age

by Rashmee

Posted on May 23, 2017


Here’s the second lot of new political labels, properly parsed. (Click here for Part I …

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The rights and wrongs of Germany’s plan to deport two non-citizen terror suspects

by Rashmee

Posted on March 27, 2017


What’s with this story about Germany arranging to deport two German-born non-citizens for alleged involvement …

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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