From Bill Clinton to Joe Biden, America’s climate story is one of dizzying change

by Rashmee

Posted on May 8, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… Enough time has elapsed since Joe Biden’s April 22 climate summit for …

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Britain as a force for uber good?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 22, 2021


/ BLIMEY BLIGHTY I seem to remember Tony Blair popularising the use of the phrase …

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From George W. Bush’s propensity to read books came the US policy of social distancing

by Rashmee

Posted on April 23, 2020


I didn’t realise that George W. Bush read books. The fact that he did matters, …

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America’s ‘usable power’ is perceptibly in decline

by Rashmee

Posted on May 28, 2019


  Every year, the pundits predict China’s rise to the status of global hegemon. Every …

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The fight over America’s forever wars

by Rashmee

Posted on November 19, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Something extraordinary has happened in the capital of the world’s most powerful country: For the …

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How much does Donald Trump really matter to the world?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 18, 2017


How much does Donald Trump really matter to the world? Harvard professor and former US …

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Sixteen years after 9/11, how does America see the world?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 11, 2017 / The National


The “war on terrorism” may have been a misnomer, for how do you fight a …

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Condoleezza Rice has news about democracy in the MENA region

by Rashmee

Posted on September 10, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


For all those who de­spair of the patchy and imperfect delivery of democracy after the …

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The so-called ‘democracy recession’ doesn’t mean that system is dying

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2017


For those like me who occasionally despair about the state of democracy, Condoleeza Rice has …

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Search for justice in Iraq may not be totally futile

by Rashmee

Posted on August 6, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Realism, rather than cynicism, is the most appropriate response to the British High Court ruling …

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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