The US and China are battling over a geographical concept

by Rashmee

Posted on January 15, 2020


To no one’s surprise, China doesn’t admit to being part of the “Indo-Pacific”. The strategy has potential – as well as its perils. Consider this. In the past decade, Indo-Pacific has become an established political and strategic concept for Australia, India, Japan and the United States. In the Trump era, the term “free and open … Continue reading “The US and China are battling over a geographical concept”

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Lionel Shriver’s new book and the future of America

by Rashmee

Posted on September 8, 2016 / The National


In Lionel Shriver’s new novel, The Mandibles, the US dollar crashes and is replaced by the bancor, a new reserve currency that’s managed by a group of countries led by China and Russia. It is 2029 and the United States president publicly thunders his indignation at an international “organised fiscal coup”. He declares a “reset” … Continue reading “Lionel Shriver’s new book and the future of America”

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Why Asia-Pacific’s glut of millionaires may be no reason to cheer

by Rashmee

Posted on October 3, 2015


I’m not sure how much anyone in the Asia-Pacific region should be cheering Capgemini’s World Wealth Report, which indicates that it now has more US dollar millionaires than North America. Just by a fraction, mind –the Asia-Pacific region has 4.69 million; North America has 4.68 million. Together, these people have $15.8 trillion now, says the report. … Continue reading “Why Asia-Pacific’s glut of millionaires may be no reason to cheer”

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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