The most important news out of Brussels this week isn’t happening

by Rashmee

Posted on October 21, 2021


Everything – except the one thing that really matters — is happening in Brussels this …

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What Hungary does today, America does tomorrow?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 15, 2021


It was Disraeli who supposedly said of the English heart of the industrial revolution that …

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Columbus Day is hit by a great rethink and the ‘everything shortage’

by Rashmee

Posted on October 10, 2021


Rumours of the death of Columbus Day may be greatly exaggerated, but it sure is …

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What’s with the Gallic ire?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 17, 2021


France is hopping mad that the US, UK and Australia have announced a new three-way …

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As Mrs Merkel prepares to exit, the old debate continues: do women make better leaders?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 7, 2021


As German chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to step down, it’s worth remembering the understated nature …

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Orban’s Hungary is now guru to the American right

by Rashmee

Posted on August 7, 2021


On Saturday, August 7, Tucker Carlson speaks at the MCC Feszt, a festival organized to …

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Belarus is an example of the impotence of the ‘West’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2021


A Belarusian athlete at the Tokyo Olympics seeks refuge from going home. A Belarusian activist …

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Why the livestock farmer is the world’s next guru

by Rashmee

Posted on July 26, 2021


I was very taken by a British professor’s assertion the other day that bankers and …

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There’s a whole bookshelf of new books on cities

by Rashmee

Posted on July 20, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA Not too long ago, I took delivery of my copy …

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Europe promises ‘Fit for 55’. It’s not an advert for personal training for the over-50s

by Rashmee

Posted on July 17, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… Jargon emissions. That’s not my phrase but I’m awfully glad Politico’s Playbook …

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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