What’s the point of the Nobel Peace Prize now?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 23, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA Does the Nobel Peace Prize matter any longer? To the …

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Myanmar’s democracy was always a bit of an aspiration. Now, we don’t have even that

by Rashmee

Posted on February 13, 2021


/FAITH, HOPE… A fortnight after the military coup in Myanmar, the dismal truth is how …

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Now, for that other major election – in Myanmar

by Rashmee

Posted on November 8, 2020


Today, Myanmar goes to the polls for only the second time in a decade. Roughly …

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Could Rohingya crisis set off faith-based conflicts in South Asia? That’s what Bimal Ghosh fears

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2017


Only the short-sighted or the credulous would be persuaded by Aung San Suu Kyi’s extraordinary …

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Listen to Mishal Husain’s 2013 interview with Aung San Suu Kyi. It’s Trump’s ‘many sides’

by Rashmee

Posted on September 9, 2017


Here’s the link. Click on the embedded video. Have a listen for yourself. Four …

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s darkening image: From icon to ‘fake news’ ideologue

by Rashmee

Posted on September 6, 2017


Till Wednesday (September 6), Myanman’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi had said nothing about …

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#Myanmar leader isn’t Obama’s best friend; just his best bet

by Rashmee

Posted on May 20, 2013


Here’s the opening line of a Reuters report on America’s cosying up to Myanmar: …

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Pots of gold: Why is Myanmar a better bet than Haiti?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 17, 2013


Haiti is not open for business, says Nigel Fisher, the United Nations’ voice – …

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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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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK