Deja vu? US embassy Kabul evacuation

by Rashmee

Posted on August 13, 2021


Unsurprisingly, the US is planning to evacuate its diplomats from its embassy in Kabul. So …

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Zambia once heralded the ‘African Spring’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 12, 2021


Before the so-called Arab Spring there was the one in Africa. And it was heralded …

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The bizarre nature of Afghan ‘peace’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 11, 2021


The bizarre nature of Afghan “peace” talks is apparent from two things: the “troika” …

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20 years on from 9/11…How long should grief last?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 10, 2021


Twenty years on from 9/11, many many Americans are still grieving those lost. How long …

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Biden Vs Bernie…again, in a different vein

by Rashmee

Posted on August 9, 2021


Could Ohio’s 11th congressional district be the bellwether of Democratic politics? On August 3, Shontel …

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Anti-abortion, pro-gun laws aren’t progressive but are they strictly anti-democratic?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA The other day Ed Luce, the Financial Times’s US editor, warned …

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Are you wondering what on earth is going on in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2021


I’m no expert on Afghanistan but I did spend a year in Kabul, even …

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Belarus is an example of the impotence of the ‘West’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2021


A Belarusian athlete at the Tokyo Olympics seeks refuge from going home. A Belarusian activist …

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Does China have the stomach to become a superpower?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 2, 2021


Does China have what it to become a superpower? It’s a reasonable question considering the …

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From tomorrow, Britain unlocks itself to the footloose

by Rashmee

Posted on August 1, 2021


  From 4 am, Monday, August 2, Britain will unlock itself for the footloose double-jabbed …

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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