New year, same old problem across the pond?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 6, 2023


It’s reasonable to look at the US Capitol, where the newly Republican-controlled House of Representatives …

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2022 was cruel but there are reasons to be cheerful about 2023. Happy new year

by Rashmee

Posted on January 1, 2023


As the old year died, it was hard to shed too many tears for it.…

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Prometheus unbound & Peter Thiel: Squidgy ideas inform hard push to disruption in US

by Rashmee

Posted on November 30, 2022


The hard business of supporting nationalism, conservatism and libertarianism in the United States these days …

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‘Sportswashing’ goes much beyond Qatar. What about Trump and the Saudis?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 17, 2022


With all the talk about “sportswashing” in the countdown to the World Cup in Qatar,…

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Trumpty Dumpty and DeFuture: Fellowship of the ring

by Rashmee

Posted on November 10, 2022


Seven years after Donald Trump burst on America and the world’s political consciousness, two front …

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America’s scary times don’t end with Halloween

by Rashmee

Posted on November 7, 2022


Until recently, it was tempting and deeply comforting to think that America’s election-deniers were just …

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‘Librium Liz’ has been doing a good job of sending herself up

by Rashmee

Posted on September 29, 2022


When I heard Liz Truss, Britain’s prime minister for barely three weeks, on the radio …

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America’s contradictions in three events on just one day

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2022


The first Tuesday of August 2022 underlined America’s many contradictions, some reassuringly rational, others fantastical …

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January 6: America’s ‘feast of the goat’?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 22, 2022


When reports from the January 6 committee’s latest hearing came in, it told us nothing …

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The parallels between ‘Britain Trump’ and the real American thing are overstated

by Rashmee

Posted on July 12, 2022


Remember when Donald Trump described Boris Johnson as “Britain Trump”? Quite apart from being ungrammatical, …

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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