‘All the world’s somewhat corrupt and men and women merely players’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 28, 2022


The worry of Transparency International’s new corruption perception index is that so much of the …

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Escaping the shadow of the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher

by Rashmee

Posted on January 20, 2022 / The New European


Would hopefuls like Liz Truss and Valérie Pécresse deliver a calmer, fresher politics in the …

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How will Taliban 2.0 interpret Sharia law in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 27, 2021 / The New European


This is the full (and free) version of the piece I wrote for The New …

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America’s Talibanisation on abortion may go beyond the Taliban

by Rashmee

Posted on December 2, 2021


My husband, who trained as a lawyer and served as a criminal prosecutor in Wisconsin, …

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The woman who led Barbados in its brave leap forward

by Rashmee

Posted on December 1, 2021


The truth about Barbados’s transition to a republic is as follows: It wouldn’t have happened …

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How a US kidnapping gave hope in the global fight against domestic violence

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2021 / open Democracy


Earlier this month, a missing teenage girl was rescued from a car in Kentucky when …

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Sweden gets its own Indira Gandhi…or not

by Rashmee

Posted on November 24, 2021


By the evening of November 24, within hours of taking office, Magdalena Andersson had resigned …

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What’s nude for your skin colour?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 10, 2021


Funnily enough, it was the OZY newletter (from the media outlet that’s in rather bad …

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Virtue, as the Taliban see it

by Rashmee

Posted on October 24, 2021


The Taliban, by some accounts, are not a particularly virtuous sort. They’ve allegedly been forcing …

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Sabina Nessa and the ‘missing white woman syndrome’

by Rashmee

Posted on September 24, 2021


When people talk about the decline of the American empire, they reckon without the force …

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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