Why the West must abandon its illusions on Syria

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2019


Former NATO secretary general Javier Solana has hurled what can only be called a truth …

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Blowback from actions for and by Israel is being felt in Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on January 28, 2019


The blowback from actions of and for Israel is tragically to be seen in parts …

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Happy New Year: Extreme poverty is at its lowest in human history

by Rashmee

Posted on January 1, 2019


The new year is likely to present us with some of the best news we …

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The migration compact doesn’t help a fraught debate

by Rashmee

Posted on December 16, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


It’s being billed as the first international deal on the migration crisis but it’s not …

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Nikki Haley is gone. Long live the Trump doctrine

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


What does it matter that Nikki Haley stays or leaves her job as US ambassador …

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America’s new game is Risk without rules

by Rashmee

Posted on September 30, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


In 1957, an Academy Award-winning French film-maker named Albert Lamorisse invented a strategy board game …

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It is the Iraq invasion that will define Kofi Annan

by Rashmee

Posted on September 2, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


The death of Kofi Annan, UN secretary-general during one of the organisation’s most tempestuous and …

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Courage is fire, bullying is smoke. Disraeli is apt for Trump’s behaviour at UN

by Rashmee

Posted on December 23, 2017


You know what they say about bullying. Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. From …

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In Bhandari Vs Greenwood, India battles for influence with former imperial master

by Rashmee

Posted on November 20, 2017


Over at the United Nations, it’s India Vs Britain. Each has a candidate for judgeship …

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Is the US a rich, underdeveloped country? Why else would it allow child marriage?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 24, 2017


Watch this story by the BBC’s Aleem Maqbool. Had I not heard the American accents …

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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