The tapestry of Macron’s active diplomacy – more than Bayeux and Britain

by Rashmee

Posted on January 20, 2018


They’re calling it gesture diplomacy, French president Emmanuel Macron’s instinctive use of ceremonial events, symbolic …

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Italy goes its own way on migrants. EU works as trading bloc and not much more

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2017


I’m pro-European in the sense that I’m in favour of collaboration between the nations and …

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Why should the EU help #Brexit Britain be successful even though it can’t afford to let it fail?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 3, 2017


This is absolutely not meant to be a low blow at the European Union, but …

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Turkey’s threat to turn on migrant tap is, like much of Erdogan’s words now, absolute nonsense

by Rashmee

Posted on March 18, 2017


Turkey’s irascible, intemperate and irrational president (now vying with America’s Donald Trump for the title …

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Blair’s case for a balanced Brexit 48-52 has to be made by someone. Who will do it?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 24, 2017


I’m with Bagehot, The Economist column on British life. Former prime minister Tony Blair …

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Are France and Germany destined to be Europe’s indispensable nations?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 11, 2017


The new world order demands a new compact on both sides of the Rhine. That’s …

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How united is the European Union on anything other than resisting #Brexit?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 17, 2016


It’s an important question. How united is the European Union on anything other than #Brexit?…

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Brexit: Were Britain’s discontented like Haiti’s ceaseless protestors?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2016


In the hours after the Brexit result I was reminded most strongly of The Economist …

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M&M’s. May and Merkel. The British and German leaders are natural adversaries

by Rashmee

Posted on July 15, 2016


They might be called Mrs Europe and Mrs Brexit. Angela Merkel, Germany’s long-serving Chancellor, is …

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After Brexit, the Empire smirked back: ‘Watch Britain partition itself’

by Rashmee

Posted on July 6, 2016


A line from a creative thinker in India: “Karma is a real bitch! They partitioned …

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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