India, Italy, Saudi, Colombia, Ethiopia haven’t had a US ambassador for a year or more

by Rashmee

Posted on January 27, 2023


Shashi Tharoor, an Indian politician and former United Nations diplomat, recently fulminated on the Biden …

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The tanks-to-Ukraine story is not about America’s 31 Abrams, but its heart

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2023


On Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s birthday, America announced a big present. Not the 31 M1 …

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The egg-spensive scramble and what it says about our interconnected world

by Rashmee

Posted on January 24, 2023


The global scramble for eggs is getting egg-spensive. Malaysia was suffering an acute shortage of …

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If insurrections were coffee, the barista would say Brazil had a January 6 Grande

by Rashmee

Posted on January 9, 2023


Two years and two days after Donald Trump’s supporters invaded Capitol Hill, Brazil had its …

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Light starts to dim on the oldie goldies’ era of American politics

by Rashmee

Posted on January 8, 2023


The election of 57-year-old Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the US House of Representatives returns …

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New year, same old problem across the pond?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 6, 2023


It’s reasonable to look at the US Capitol, where the newly Republican-controlled House of Representatives …

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Christmas should be cancelled in December and moved to February 7

by Rashmee

Posted on December 25, 2022


Can’t do better this Christmas than to turn your attention to something that first came …

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It’s a wrap

by Rashmee

Posted on December 24, 2022


A pretty sound ecological case can be made against gift-wrapping: to cover something in paper …

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The poinsettia is soprano in the season’s grand opera

by Rashmee

Posted on December 22, 2022


Come Christmas, the most festive houseplant of them all lights up hallways, dinner tables and …

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What do FDR’s Four Freedoms mean today? A valid question BBC’s Reith Lectures didn’t answer

by Rashmee

Posted on December 21, 2022


As a dedicated listener of the Reith Lectures, the BBC’s annual mind-expanding series named …

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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