3 different takes on democracy: America, Afghanistan, Venezuela

by Rashmee

Posted on September 2, 2021


When I think of democracy, I look around the world and see three very different …

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The US, EU and Democracies Anonymous, a new mutual aid fellowship

by Rashmee

Posted on June 29, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA Renaud Lassus, minister counsellor for economic affairs at the French embassy …

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Mr Biden is right that America is back. For how long is the question

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA The good news is that Joe Biden began his first trip …

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A Mars experiment to save our Earth-bound political systems?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 6, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND I was very taken with an assignment recently set by …

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Myanmar’s democracy was always a bit of an aspiration. Now, we don’t have even that

by Rashmee

Posted on February 13, 2021


/FAITH, HOPE… A fortnight after the military coup in Myanmar, the dismal truth is how …

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Shine a light. It’s the only way to keep real democracy alive

by Rashmee

Posted on February 3, 2021


  / TAKE UP ONE IDEA It was in February 2017 that the Washington Post …

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What would you say if you saw this US president’s behaviour in another country?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2020


The New York Times’s David Leonhardt put it most succinctly of all. Quoting political scientist …

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India, Hungary, Turkey, Trump’s America

by Rashmee

Posted on October 29, 2020


In the way of television quizzes, here’s your starter for ten: What unites India, Hungary, …

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Democracy’s defence lies in the hands of those who practice it. We, the people.

by Rashmee

Posted on September 25, 2020


It’s a familiar dirge. Democracy is in decline. With every month that passes, the world …

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Democracy doesn’t have to be Western-style, nor the development template

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2020


Veteran foreign policywallah Kishore Mahbubani once wrote a piece for The New York Times titled …

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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