Pakistan has a new self-confidence, and it has Chinese characteristics

by Rashmee

Posted on May 7, 2018


What’s happening with Pakistan five months into a year that began with Donald Trump’s first tweet of 2018 accusing the country of “lies and deceit”? Well, just days ago, Pakistan opened a shiny new international airport and advertised it as a sign of pleasantly evolving prospects. Pakistan continues – stubbornly and successfully – to resist … Continue reading “Pakistan has a new self-confidence, and it has Chinese characteristics”

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How will Pakistan fare with the new US administration?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 2, 2017 / The National


On January 30, the late Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s son Bilawal found himself in an unexpected position. He was unwitting proof of the new United States administration’s claims that its brand new travel restrictions on the citizens of seven, mainly Muslim, countries were not a blanket “Muslim ban”. For Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was sitting … Continue reading “How will Pakistan fare with the new US administration?”

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Pakistan’s Mr Bhutto goes to Trumpistan: What happens next?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 1, 2017


On Monday, January 30, the late Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s son Bilawal went to the Mecca of political hopes – Washington, D.C., capital of Trumpistan. Mr Bhutto was visiting the US Institute of Peace in his role as chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, the country’s main opposition. He was welcomed by Heritage Foundation … Continue reading “Pakistan’s Mr Bhutto goes to Trumpistan: What happens next?”

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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