Is Costa Rica the centre of the emerging ‘West’?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2018


Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, called it first. Mid-May, he wrote about how tiny …

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Is East really East and West really West? That’s what Herodotus wanted to find out

by Rashmee

Posted on July 30, 2018


East is East and West is West. So goes Kipling’s Ballad, but is it really …

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An ALL-CAPS war on diplomacy

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


When the leader of a nuclear-armed nation lobs a tweet bomb at another country, the …

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Is ‘the West’ Trump-proof as it came into being in 480 BC?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 28, 2018


  Every other day, if not every single day, America’s 45th president is said …

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How do Indians manage to keep their cool when it’s so hot over there?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 27, 2018


How do people who live in hot climates manage to keep their cool? No, really, …

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Ethiopia, UAE and Bangladesh: Sanctuary from the heart?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 26, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Something quite remarkable with respect to refugees may be quietly under way in parts of …

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A dark narrative of violence runs alongside the shining India story

by Rashmee

Posted on July 25, 2018 / The National


This is the week the Chinese president and Indian prime minister are abroad in Africa, …

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Can China’s renminbi challenge dollar & render Trump tweet bombs less lethal?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 24, 2018


After the “tweet bomb”, as Drudge called it, thrown by Donald Trump at his Iranian …

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#Helsinki, #Trump and an age-old story, the parable of the drunken mystic

by Rashmee

Posted on July 23, 2018


When Presidents Trump and Putin spoke to journalists in Helsinki exactly a week ago today, …

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Israel’s new law is an elegy for Palestinian rights

by Rashmee

Posted on July 22, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


The howls of protest from Israeli Arabs, cold denunciation by prominent Palestinians and polite murmurs …

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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