Sixteen years after 9/11, how does America see the world?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 11, 2017 / The National


The “war on terrorism” may have been a misnomer, for how do you fight a noun that describes a methodology, but it has been moderately successful in real terms. That’s if you measure success for the United States domestically. It hasn’t suffered a successful attack by a foreign terrorist organisation since 9/11 on its territory. … Continue reading “Sixteen years after 9/11, how does America see the world?”

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Condoleezza Rice has news about democracy in the MENA region

by Rashmee

Posted on September 10, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


For all those who de­spair of the patchy and imperfect delivery of democracy after the Arab uprisings that started seven years ago, Condoleezza Rice has news. Democracy is in fine fettle, she says, or words to that effect. Occasional hiccups matter little in the long term. Just look at the American experience and all will … Continue reading “Condoleezza Rice has news about democracy in the MENA region”

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The so-called ‘democracy recession’ doesn’t mean that system is dying

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2017


For those like me who occasionally despair about the state of democracy, Condoleeza Rice has news. Democracy is in fine fettle, she says, or words to that effect. Occasional hiccups matter little in the long term. Just look at the American experience and all will be clear. Ms Rice makes these assertions in her new … Continue reading “The so-called ‘democracy recession’ doesn’t mean that system is dying”

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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