The Russians aren’t coming. They’re already here, there, everywhere in the Middle East

by Rashmee

Posted on November 18, 2017


Nikolas Gvosdev says we should’ve known this was coming. Mr Gvosdev, who holds the Captain …

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Here’s the country Donald Trump, defender of ‘western’ values, urges us to admire

by Rashmee

Posted on July 10, 2017


Poland. “Tough,” Mr Trump called it in Warsaw on Thursday, July 6. Poles, he said, …

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Recep the Resolute, Turkey’s new sultan

by Rashmee

Posted on April 23, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Orhan Pamuk, Nobel literature laureate and one of the greatest contempo­rary chroniclers of Istanbul, once …

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Recep, the Resolute: The rise of Turkey’s new sultan with an agenda?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 18, 2017


Everyone’s talking about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s narrow win in the referendum, which allows …

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Europe’s Turks should give up their voting rights in Turkey, sharpish. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on March 13, 2017


Let’s face it, that’s the only way Europe’s Turks can survive attempts by leaders like …

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What are the chances that Trump’s America will become like Erdogan’s Turkey?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 7, 2017


Joschka Fischer fears that it might. The former German foreign minister and vice chancellor asks …

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Germany has set itself free of the past by being truly, deeply remorseful about it

by Rashmee

Posted on November 25, 2016


Before Donald Trump’s election win, film-maker Michael Moore pointed to Germany as a good example …

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Why Trump has fans in the Middle East

by Rashmee

Posted on November 6, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


As election day in the United States fast approaches, it is worth remembering why Republican …

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Both Turkey & Japan want a baby boom. But Erdogan issued a faux fatwa

by Rashmee

Posted on July 12, 2016


With Shinzo Abe’s July 10 election victory, Japan will be fighting the good fight on …

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Iraq. Bangladesh…Are some countries second-class triggers of global grief?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 11, 2016


Some countries are second-class triggers of global grief. It’s true, for all that we pretend …

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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