What history tells us about the US president-elect

by Rashmee

Posted on November 17, 2016 / The National


Barack Obama’s last scheduled foreign tour as US president is under way and it is …

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This Wisconsin professor explains why it’s key to talk across political divides

by Rashmee

Posted on November 16, 2016


Wisconsin politics professor Katherine Cramer has a pretty good idea about how and why a …

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How long will Hillary Clinton be free to hike in the woods in Trump’s America?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2016


On Friday, The Guardian reported a touching story about Hillary Clinton unplugged. The defeated candidate …

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Unlike America’s aspiring leaders, Canada’s Justin Trudeau is dangerously loved up

by Rashmee

Posted on November 8, 2016


Justin Trudeau’s honeymoon with everyone goes on and on and on. Canada loves its 44-year-old …

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Remember the Obama-Hope poster? Too much world enthusiasm for a US president can be a problem

by Rashmee

Posted on November 5, 2016


I was amused to read a new poll on how the Middle East and North …

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Does it go beyond Trump? Is America’s leadership of the world irreversibly in decline?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 8, 2016


It’s not just Donald Trump and his dark and isolationist vision for America. Even some …

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Might Syria really become the 21st century’s Carthage, ruined cities of sighs?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 5, 2016


Carthage after the Romans. It’s a powerful and dispiriting image and it was evoked by …

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Obama’s final UNGA as US president is a reminder of how much the world has changed

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2016


Some say that this UN General Assembly (UNGA), the last that Barack Obama will attend …

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Ban Ki-Moon, Obama close out and most Americans still don’t care about UN confab

by Rashmee

Posted on September 20, 2016


Being physically present in the US does not make the United Nations’ annual jamboree, the …

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Life’s better than ever, so why are we so miserable?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 15, 2016 / The National


In this week of Eid celebrations and cautious optimism for the ceasefire in Syria, it’s …

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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