Is Le Carre’s ‘Agent Running in the Field’ really about the decline and fall of the West?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 26, 2019


It’s been a couple of hours since I finished ‘Agent Running in the Field’, John Le Carre’s 25th novel, which dropped into my Kindle on October 22. I still can’t get over it. What did he really mean in writing this story, set deep within the chaos of Brexit and the Trump presidency? First, a … Continue reading “Is Le Carre’s ‘Agent Running in the Field’ really about the decline and fall of the West?”

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Secrets and lies about scholars and spies

by Rashmee

Posted on December 2, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


The saga of Matthew Hedges, the British doctoral researcher accused by the United Arab Emirates of being a spy, sentenced to life in prison but then pardoned, raises several interesting issues. But that is if you eschew the usual, somewhat exaggerated, definitions of what espionage is, who does it and how it really works. Despite … Continue reading “Secrets and lies about scholars and spies”

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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