The ‘B’ word is strangely absent from the conversation today

by Rashmee

Posted on June 24, 2020 / The Focus


Today is the fourth anniversary of Brexit. Hardly anyone is marking the occasion. Take a …

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O brave new world. It’s the week it opens the door and gingerly peers out

by Rashmee

Posted on May 10, 2020


This is the week the world tries to recover its nerve even though we remain …

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Europe won’t admit that ‘ever closer union’ means the California-Mississippi issue

by Rashmee

Posted on April 8, 2020


Europe has a big problem. It doesn’t want to acknowledge that “ever closer union” requires …

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Coronavirus won’t kill off the high price of Brexit and ‘nostalgic nationalism’

by Rashmee

Posted on April 4, 2020


The joint Brexit committee – composed of EU and UK representatives – had its first …

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It’s coming up to the ides of March

by Rashmee

Posted on March 9, 2020


In March 2018, it was frigging cold in DC. The padlet below, which I made …

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Mr Trump’s proposed NATOME will be in the Middle East. That’s as ludicrous as the acronym

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2020


It’s hard to see the rationale for Donald Trump’s call on the NATO alliance to …

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Some American corporations are showing they have the sensibility of an ethical person

by Rashmee

Posted on October 8, 2019


For nearly a decade, corporate personhood has been hugely controversial in the United States. Ever …

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Why the Sychronized Slump might be a thing

by Rashmee

Posted on August 16, 2019


Axios might’ve had it first: We seem headed for the Synchronized Slump, it said on …

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Mexico is in an even worse position than Turkey on the migrant issue

by Rashmee

Posted on June 10, 2019


The attempt by Donald Trump’s America to dump Central American migrants on Mexico reminds me …

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America’s ring-wing is driving a violent spree. Here’s why it matters

by Rashmee

Posted on February 21, 2019


No category of terrorist is more dangerous to America right now than its own, home-grown …

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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