Art of the bad deal: Talking to the Taliban & leaving Afghan government in the lurch

by Rashmee

Posted on January 31, 2019


Part of the time I was in Afghanistan – living and working on the US …

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Forced to fight their own fight: how Dalit women are caught in the crossfire between misogyny and casteism in India

by Rashmee

Posted on January 30, 2019 / The National


The insults heaped on political leader Mayawati — mainly from women — show the ugly …

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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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Why Israel is pushing for a reset in relations with the Muslim world

by Rashmee

Posted on January 27, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Binyamin Netanyahu’s Israel is determined to become a friend of all the world. All the …

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My local ikea and the challenges of global retail

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2019


I live near one of ikea’s next big ideas – a giant, new, eco-friendly store …

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Why we should miss the fading art of writing postcards

by Rashmee

Posted on January 25, 2019


  The other day I came across Pulitzer Prize-winning prose poet Charles Simic’s musings…

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Had Joseph Cornell been alive today, what box would he have put together?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 24, 2019


So here’s my question and it’s do with the American artist Joseph Cornell (1903–1972): Had …

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A second Trump-Kim summit will only be worthwhile if it produces more than a Kodak moment

by Rashmee

Posted on January 23, 2019 / The National


The US president’s budding bromance with the North Korean leader has failed to produce concrete …

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US no-shows mean advantage China at this year’s Davos?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 22, 2019


The elite descend on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, and it may well …

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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