India, Italy, Saudi, Colombia, Ethiopia haven’t had a US ambassador for a year or more

by Rashmee

Posted on January 27, 2023


Shashi Tharoor, an Indian politician and former United Nations diplomat, recently fulminated on the Biden …

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Light starts to dim on the oldie goldies’ era of American politics

by Rashmee

Posted on January 8, 2023


The election of 57-year-old Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the US House of Representatives returns …

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Is the Africa-America axis really made real in Washington, DC?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 13, 2022


Washington, DC is holding an overdue holiday party that will last three days from kick-off …

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Unlike the UK, the US made sure slow-motion disaster of train strike wouldn’t happen

by Rashmee

Posted on December 8, 2022


The point about the US train strike is that it didn’t happen. American legislators did …

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Putin’s naglost on Ukraine is a feature, not a bug

by Rashmee

Posted on November 25, 2022


Facing reverses on the battlefield, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin is doing his worst, targeting Ukrainian …

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How credible will Rishi Sunak’s Britain be at the G20 in Bali?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2022


Three weeks into the job, Britain’s  Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will make his second outing …

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America calling: The Ukraine war needs diplomacy not daredevil talk

by Rashmee

Posted on November 8, 2022


The US midterms matter…to Ukraine. Yes and no. Conventional wisdom has it that if Republicans …

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Why the United Nations has been reduced to a technical support role

by Rashmee

Posted on September 26, 2022


There’s lots to say about the excellent interview that Quartz did with former UN deputy …

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America’s record on Haiti and Biden’s right to be at the Queen’s funeral – II

by Rashmee

Posted on September 18, 2022


US president Joe Biden is key to our discussion of the rightness or wrongness of …

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America’s record on Haiti: Should Biden be on that good-to-go list for Queen’s funeral?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 17, 2022


Shouldn’t Joe Biden be on the lengthening list of leaders that human rights champions want …

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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