African pirouette, Asian pivot

by Rashmee

Posted on February 1, 2013


Along with the ‘pivot’, the ‘pirouette’. Taken together with ‘lean back’, it constitutes a remarkably …

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Chispa or Latin wit can’t disguise conundrum of anti-US body

by Rashmee

Posted on January 31, 2013


A stiff, if substantial ‘family’ photo of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean (CELAC) …

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A ‘lean back’ chair for President Obama

by Rashmee

Posted on January 30, 2013


You’ve got to hand it to foreign policy wonks. They’re able to mint new doctrines …

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Could a pirate ever become poster boy for US government?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2013


Foreign Policy’s daily Situation Report offers a droll story that illustrates the growing respect for …

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s iPod playlist? Not really

by Rashmee

Posted on January 27, 2013


It says something about Aung San Suu Kyi’s restraint and self-effacement that she personally picked …

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India, China, Bhutan: Himalayan Trio’s Strategic Shimmy

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2013


A busy, mind-bender of a week for the Bhutanese King.Or is it? Jigme Khesar Namgyel …

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Drones and UN peacekeeping?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 16, 2013


The excellent Baobab offers prescient insight into the way things might change in the United …

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Why should Latvia say Hindu prayers?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 9, 2013


The strangest, most self-righteous email in a long time has to be the one about …

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Pakistan Needs A Malala Effect From Education To Sex

by Rashmee

Posted on January 4, 2013


Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot at by the Taliban in October, was …

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Don’t ask where best to be born but where best to live?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2013


One cannot but be struck by title of The Economist blog “Where to be born …

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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