Post-9/11 decade: Rand Paul often speaks truth to power of security state

by Rashmee

Posted on June 10, 2015


The post-9/11 decade has only really just begun, two years on from former National Security …

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Coup vs revolution: Words that no longer seem to matter for El Sisi’s Egypt

by Rashmee

Posted on June 9, 2015


You say coup, I say revolution. No longer. But that was the case on July …

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Language and the lawn: Don’t ban it; make it seriously un-cool

by Rashmee

Posted on June 1, 2015


Language can accomplish things that the law cannot. Accordingly, consider this. Lawns don’t deserve to …

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Jeb Bush and the kin’s speech: Language fight over Dubya’s Iraq invasion

by Rashmee

Posted on May 31, 2015


Jeb Bush deserves everyone’s sympathy (but not necessarily their vote) because one can’t choose one’s …

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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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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK