What does taxation have to do with inequality? These countries are working it out

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2021 / The National


The American and French Revolutions are modern history’s most famous examples of popular resistance to paying taxes. But the pitched rhetorical battles over taxation currently being waged in three different countries are nothing like those 18th century transformative struggles. When Britain’s 13 American colonies rose up in the 1770s, it was to protest against taxation … Continue reading “What does taxation have to do with inequality? These countries are working it out”

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When it comes to peace, is the EU really a great power?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 21, 2020 / The National


Even before he became the European Union’s new foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, suggested that Europe should speak the “language of power”. And German foreign minister Heiko Maas called for a “strong and sovereign Europe”, which could be a bigger player on the world stage through a proposed European Security Council. It is fitting, then, … Continue reading “When it comes to peace, is the EU really a great power?”

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As Colombia’s peacetime starts, Norwegian who helped says he no longer wears a watch

by Rashmee

Posted on August 29, 2016


From today, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) are officially no longer at war. After 52 years, the prospect of peace is alluring. But a referendum – and many possible missteps – could stand in the way. Whatever happens, the contribution of one man – a Norwegian diplomat who’s spent … Continue reading “As Colombia’s peacetime starts, Norwegian who helped says he no longer wears a watch”

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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