Does the ‘greatness and genius of America’ still stand?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 30, 2019 / The National


Every year, pundits forecast China’s inexorable rise to superpower status and the end of the American century, a warning that has seemed ever more prescient since Donald Trump ‘s election as US president. How then to explain the mostly flattering findings of a study on American democracy conducted by the Eurasia Group Foundation, a non-profit … Continue reading “Does the ‘greatness and genius of America’ still stand?”

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BA flies to Tehran. Updating the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention

by Rashmee

Posted on September 5, 2016


Now that British Airways is to fly to Iran six days a week, should we be updating the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention? The 20-year-old theory, it may be recalled, emerged from research in America. It found that no nations have gone to war with each other since McDonald’s opened up there. At the time, … Continue reading “BA flies to Tehran. Updating the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention”

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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