‘The Mermaid of Black Conch’ takes us on an enchanted journey

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND  I was three-fourths of the way through fellow UEA alumna …

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When it comes to peace, is the EU really a great power?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 21, 2020 / The National


Even before he became the European Union’s new foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, suggested that …

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Trump’s threat to ruin Iraq financially has a historical parallel

by Rashmee

Posted on January 19, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


It is outrageous to expect Iraq, which has suffered the loss of hundreds of thousands …

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The only real link between Chile, Lebanon, Algeria, Hong Kong is the word ‘protest’

by Rashmee

Posted on November 3, 2019


  The editor of Open Democracy, the UK political website, pointed out a crucial point …

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UN winds up its Haiti mission with a pitiful epitaph: It brought cholera to the island

by Rashmee

Posted on October 9, 2017


  On Friday (Oct 6) the UN wound up MINUSTAH, its 13-year-old peacekeeping mission in …

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Trump went to Puerto Rico. And brought to life a scene in Graham Greene’s Haiti novel

by Rashmee

Posted on October 5, 2017


  When Donald Trump went to Puerto Rico, I remembered Graham Greene’s telling portrait of …

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Spot the difference: Haitians believe God kills, not germs. For Americans, it’s God not guns

by Rashmee

Posted on October 4, 2017


  Before I went to Haiti, my Kreyol instructor gave our class a valuable lesson …

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Humanity vs Impunity. Will the UN now compensate Haiti’s cholera victims?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 20, 2016


I was in Haiti in February 2013, when the United Nations took the unusual decision …

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Brexit: Were Britain’s discontented like Haiti’s ceaseless protestors?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2016


In the hours after the Brexit result I was reminded most strongly of The Economist …

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Haiti’s President Martelly told me he was a ‘bad boy’. It seems he was right

by Rashmee

Posted on January 24, 2016


When I interviewed Haiti’s President Michel Martelly for Foreign Policy two-and-a-half years ago, he started …

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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