Unknown knowns: Rishi Sunak, MP, & Richmond’s many words for ‘racism’

by Rashmee

Posted on May 9, 2015


Somewhat unnoticed in the hubbub of the British election, has been the Conservative Party’s sincere …

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Time to press reboot on democracy? Only if the criteria are changed

by Rashmee

Posted on May 2, 2015


Is it time to press reboot on democracy, Foreign Policy magazine asks. It’s a …

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Re-making a post-apocalyptic world sans fossil fuels? Brazil has the answer

by Rashmee

Posted on April 24, 2015


“Is there any chance, for instance, that a post-apocalyptic society could reboot a technological civilization?” …

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Female spokespersons are becoming quite the fashion in Muslim capitals

by Rashmee

Posted on April 18, 2015


It’s becoming a bit of a fad for Muslim countries to use women as the …

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Ms Ambassador was already Islamic Republic’s envoy to the world

by Rashmee

Posted on April 17, 2015


News of Marzieh Afkham’s elevation as Iran’s first woman ambassador since the 1979 Revolution, broke …

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Muslim and Christians will be at level pegging globally by 2050. So?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 6, 2015


Is the West Ready for More Muslims? asks Christopher Flavelle  on Bloomberg View.  He quotes …

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Iran deal: Now two rival petro-states run by mirror-image theocracies?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 4, 2015


What does the deal with Iran really mean? Over at Quartz, Bobby Ghosh says “the …

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As in pre-Surge days, Petraeus thinks Iraq is ‘hard but not hopeless’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 24, 2015


General Petraeus still believes that the situation in Iraq is “hard but not hopeless”. It’s …

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Egypt’s El Sisi goes to Riyadh. Everyone’s watching the body language

by Rashmee

Posted on March 1, 2015


Today, Egypt’s President El Sisi meets King Salman and it’s not clear how good their …

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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