Escaping the shadow of the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher

by Rashmee

Posted on January 20, 2022 / The New European


Would hopefuls like Liz Truss and Valérie Pécresse deliver a calmer, fresher politics in the …

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How will Taliban 2.0 interpret Sharia law in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 27, 2021 / The New European


This is the full (and free) version of the piece I wrote for The New …

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The Refugee Convention is dead: let’s bury it and start again

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2021 / open Democracy


In the past decade, there’s been a shift away from international norms for protecting people …

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How a US kidnapping gave hope in the global fight against domestic violence

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2021 / open Democracy


Earlier this month, a missing teenage girl was rescued from a car in Kentucky when …

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How to shop without costing the Earth

by Rashmee

Posted on November 11, 2021 / open Democracy


Consumerism is undoubtedly bad for the planet, but with Singles Day and the forthcoming season …

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How to make COP26 a success? Talk about plastics

by Rashmee

Posted on November 3, 2021 / open Democracy


It’s nearly 30 years since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was signed …

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Abdulrazak Gurnah: the truth-teller’s tale

by Rashmee

Posted on October 31, 2021 / open Democracy


Winning the Nobel Prize in literature means his work could add essential nuance to the …

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Did democracy in Tunisia fail or did it never succeed?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2021 / open Democracy


On 11 October, the Arab world’s first female prime minister was sworn into office in …

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The 1950s book that explains the War on Terror

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2021 / The New European


In the weeks and months after America launched its ‘war’ against global terrorism, a list …

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As the West cuts aid lifelines, Afghanistan’s real crisis looms

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2021 / open Democracy


The world must take action now to prevent a deep and lasting humanitarian crisis. But …

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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