SpaceX launch: Beacon or bad omen?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 27, 2020 / The Focus


NASA’s first manned flight since 2011 is being advertised as America’s hopeful return to space, …

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Joe Biden and the Great Man Theory of History

by Rashmee

Posted on April 20, 2020


  In his three-and-a-half years in the White House, Donald Trump has illustrated both the …

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The ‘comeback grandpa’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 4, 2020


It’s nearly 40 years since Bill Clinton became “the comeback kid”, pulling off a second-place …

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How super will this Tuesday be?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 3, 2020


With voters in 14 US states and American Samoa casting their ballots in Democratic primaries, …

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Why a small American state can have a big impact on the world

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2020 / The National


The battle for the US presidency gets properly under way with Tuesday’s election in New …

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If politics is now a ‘co-ed sport’, women have to take the ball and run… and run

by Rashmee

Posted on November 19, 2019


I was very taken by Ruth Marcus’s comment in The Washington Post on the great …

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Elizabeth Warren has long argued for draining the swamp. And she has a plan for that

by Rashmee

Posted on September 29, 2019


Ed Luce put it rather brilliantly in his column in the FT (paywall):  “It was …

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Dispassionately speaking, 3 things need to be said re. Trump, whistleblower, Bidens & Ukraine

by Rashmee

Posted on September 27, 2019


Stand back from the media circus and there are three points that are not being …

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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