Forecast from the 1776 French Revolution: ‘The present order is the disorder of the future’

by Rashmee

Posted on December 22, 2018


I was very struck by philosopher Srecko Horvat’s observations on the Yellow Vests protests in …

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Paying people to reduce their carbon footprint could be the answer to climate change

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2018 / The National


In a depressing coincidence, the gilets jaunes protests were raging in France when diplomats from …

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In France’s Yellow Vest protests, President Emmanuel Macron faces a problem without a defined purpose or prescription

by Rashmee

Posted on December 14, 2018 / First Post


Will there be a fifth straight weekend of street protests in Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, …

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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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Europe in the #Alternative #2017 of the space-time continuum

by Rashmee

Posted on December 28, 2017


Every year-ender ends on an uncertain note. The space-time continuum demands nothing less. Pay attention …

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Jacinda Ardern. Sebastian Kurz. Emmanuel Macron. Justin Trudeau…roll call of the young

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2017


With Jacinda Ardern’s ascent (by coalition-deal-making on Thursday) to New Zealand’s highest office, that’s four …

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Move over the American Dream. Le rêve français anyone ?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 25, 2017


It’s anyone’s guess how seriously to take these sort of annual rankings but they often …

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Did Emmanuel Macron try to copy Justin Trudeau with his carefully balanced cabinet?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 20, 2017


There were echoes of Canada’s prime minister in the cabinet announced by France’s new president …

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A French revolution? The election results shout that loud and clear

by Rashmee

Posted on April 24, 2017


In the end, the figures didn’t matter. Was Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old upstart fronting a …

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Liberals need to heed the messages writ large

by Rashmee

Posted on March 9, 2017 / The National


A recent news report on France’s presidential election campaign and the prospects of far-right leader …

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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