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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Khashoggi affair gives Turkey’s elected sultan a PR boost – sort of

by Rashmee

Posted on October 25, 2018


The Jamal Khashoggi case has cast a mildly flattering light on Turkey’s acerbic, authoritarian president …

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Turkey’s Erdogan loves the Palestinians & some of them love him back

by Rashmee

Posted on September 25, 2018


Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is quite the rock star in east Jerusalem. There, as …

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When did the West lose Turkey?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 7, 2018


Today is a good day to talk about Turkey, whose president meets his Iranian and …

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A world of non-traditional coups and justice dispensed with one eye on politics

by Rashmee

Posted on September 4, 2018


In Pakistan, so some have said, the powerful army decided not to have a conventional …

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Forget Trump for a minute. What was Turkey’s Erdogan up to at NATO summit?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 19, 2018


All the attention before, during and after the NATO summit has been focused on Donald …

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The French president’s China problem is more common than people think

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2018


Emmanuel Macron has a China problem. But it’s got nothing to do with the country …

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What did Mark Zuckerberg know about Turkey’s elections and when did he know it?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 19, 2018


On Thursday, April 19 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey suddenly announced that presidential and …

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A rejected film festival in Germany; Islamising kindergarten: Erdogan’s Turkey

by Rashmee

Posted on March 15, 2018


Could it be oversight, cost-cutting, or part of a new cultural war with the West? …

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In Turkey, an ominous question: Can war ever be good for public health?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 4, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Can war ever be good for public health? It’s a ludicrous question when the horrendous …

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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