Ben Ali’s phone calls illustrate the lesson of history: dictatorships end ignominiously

by Rashmee

Posted on January 14, 2022


With impeccable timing, the BBC has released secretly recorded phone calls between Tunisia’s former dictator…

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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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Be warned. Tanzania’s Trump shows how quickly democracy can be undone

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2018


Coincidentally, I was reading about Tanzania’s President John Magufuli almost at exactly the same time …

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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