UNGA 2019: there’s always a story behind a no-show

by Rashmee

Posted on September 18, 2019 / The National


Who attends the United Nations General Assembly every year – and more crucially, who doesn’t – makes for a handy snapshot of the political state of the world. The no-shows are generally significant because they indicate the seriousness of ongoing, homegrown crises in disparate parts of the world. A leader dealing with regional, national or … Continue reading “UNGA 2019: there’s always a story behind a no-show”

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Around the world, the perils and potential of democracy will be laid bare

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2019 / The National


From the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro to the upcoming Indian election, 2019 is set to be an eventful year In political terms, 2019 is going to be a busy year, but there are no guarantees that it will be a happy one. Today, Jair Bolsonaro will be inaugurated as president of Brazil. The man widely … Continue reading “Around the world, the perils and potential of democracy will be laid bare”

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Angola, Zimbabwe, now South Africa? Africa’s new mania for orderly change

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2018


Today’s ANC meeting in South Africa is simply remarkable. It illustrates the mania for orderly change that appears to be sweeping the African continent. First, Angola’s president José Eduardo dos Santos stepped aside after 38 years in power. Then Robert Mugabe, one of Africa’s longest-serving and oldest leaders, was forced out of office without bloodshed … Continue reading “Angola, Zimbabwe, now South Africa? Africa’s new mania for orderly change”

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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