While the Trump administration swaggers, the world gets down to business

by Rashmee

Posted on April 30, 2019 / The National


The US is no longer a global hegemon, both by choice and by circumstance. Solid …

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The worldwide web doesn’t really span the globe anymore

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2019


On April 22, Amazon announced that it would, for all practical purposes, shut down operations …

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Christchurch to Colombo: The unseen arc?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 28, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


The fact a Christchurch-Colombo connection was made by a Sri Lankan government minister raises a …

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Will Iranian oil shutdown hurt India?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 27, 2019 / First Post


What happens after May 1, when the US waiver for India and other major importers …

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Joe Biden could yet serve a purpose (but not as the 46th president)

by Rashmee

Posted on April 26, 2019


There are three things to say about Joe Biden’s candidacy. What? Why? Wherefore? All three …

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The prosperity gospel and Donald Trump, the messiah

by Rashmee

Posted on April 25, 2019


Lou Dobbs, who supports Donald Trump, recently said the following: “God sent this president. …

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Hope is a far more powerful force than confrontation when it comes to climate change

by Rashmee

Posted on April 24, 2019 / The National


Extinction Rebellion has a point but should stop presenting the eco-warrior as an anarchist For …

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Why not devise a trial process and declare Al Hol an international prison?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 23, 2019


  At the weekend, a truly horrible report appeared in The Washington Post. It …

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Indians once voted for a TV Sita. So, Ukrainians pick a TV president

by Rashmee

Posted on April 22, 2019


The last time I saw a credulous electorate embrace a television character as legislator was …

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What the reaction to Notre Dame does and does not say

by Rashmee

Posted on April 21, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Arabs may have lost much of their faith in the value of their heritage after …

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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