Escaping the shadow of the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher

by Rashmee

Posted on January 20, 2022 / The New European


Would hopefuls like Liz Truss and Valérie Pécresse deliver a calmer, fresher politics in the …

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Women aren’t always superstar leaders…as Ursula von der Leyen illustrates

by Rashmee

Posted on March 3, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA The other day someone gave thanks that Ursula von der …

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And the country of the year is…

by Rashmee

Posted on December 26, 2020


Last year, The Economist picked Uzbekistan as its country of the year. The late despot …

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Jacindarella: A fairy-tale finish for the poster child of progressive politics

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2020


When did you first hear the name Jacinda Ardern? Do you remember? I do. It …

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Generalisations about women in politics don’t hold true

by Rashmee

Posted on August 14, 2019 / The National


Can the Brexit conundrum be solved by an all-female cabinet? And can a woman lead …

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Africa’s old guard holds back change – and the necessary youthquake

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2018


That African leaders are markedly older than the people they rule is a given. That …

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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