‘Mr Swagger’ on Day 30 of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump

by Rashmee

Posted on October 24, 2019


Mike Pompeo is still at the US State Department and is still His Master’s Voice. …

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A post-American world order? Why this time really is different

by Rashmee

Posted on April 17, 2019


Daniel Drener, international politics professor at the Fletcher Scholl, has been unsparing in his view …

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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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Terror blowback from Middle East wars continues

by Rashmee

Posted on June 4, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Is there a link between a country’s foreign policy and the terrorist threat it faces? …

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If you’re Donald Trump, a missile attack on Syria is a good deal

by Rashmee

Posted on April 8, 2017


Donald Trump has said before (and God knows I believe him on this point) that …

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The most hopeful truth ever: ‘We don’t live in a perfect world but in a perfectible one’

by Rashmee

Posted on December 14, 2016


Finally, something to which we all can cling. All the liberals weeping into their muesli. …

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Joseph Nye is right, less American ‘exemptionalism’ not more interventionism

by Rashmee

Posted on October 26, 2015


Joseph Nye has been warning against US “exceptionalism” turning into “exemptionalism,” which is to say …

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Iran deal: Now two rival petro-states run by mirror-image theocracies?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 4, 2015


What does the deal with Iran really mean? Over at Quartz, Bobby Ghosh says “the …

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Is this the year North Korea’s Kim Jong Un finally meets another leader?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 19, 2015


“Is this the year that Kim Jong Un finally meets another leader?” asks The Washington …

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American lameducks and koala bears: How will this keep the little uns safe?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 19, 2014


You have to wonder at the so-called “koala diplomacy” ostentatiously staged by Australia at the …

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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