The games diplomats play

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2022


Tom Fletcher, a former UK ambassador to Lebanon and author of ‘The Naked Diplomat’, recently …

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The diplomatic high table and Russian see-saw

by Rashmee

Posted on February 11, 2022


After Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met France’s President Emmanuel Macron (on February 7), all the …

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Half-a-year in, what about Joe-plomacy?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 25, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA Joe Biden hasn’t been US president very long but six months …

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Gumbo diplomacy vs Swagger

by Rashmee

Posted on December 1, 2020


In May 2018, US diplomacy was supposed to be all about “swagger”. That was the …

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‘Global’ Britain is no longer among the world’s top 10 diplomatic powers

by Rashmee

Posted on November 27, 2019


The UK is no longer among the top 10 diplomatic powers. And that’s just in …

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Amid preparations for Nato’s 70th anniversary summit, no one seems sure about where Europe should be heading

by Rashmee

Posted on November 26, 2019 / The National


Tomorrow, European officials will vote to confirm the new European Commission. If all goes well, …

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Should data analysis help determine foreign policy decisions?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 5, 2019 / The National


In 1998, Madeline Albright, then president Bill Clinton’s secretary of state, described the United States …

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Can a middle power like Canada ever presume to sustain the world order?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 16, 2019


“We’re fading…we lost our UN Security Council seat,” the Canadian diplomat said. He looked mournful. …

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Trump-Pompeo foreign policy ‘swagger’ is a year old & all about spin

by Rashmee

Posted on May 3, 2019


Friday, April 26 marked a year since Mike Pompeo promised to restore the State Department’s …

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Nikki Haley is gone. Long live the Trump doctrine

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


What does it matter that Nikki Haley stays or leaves her job as US ambassador …

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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