Why do secessionist movements rarely gather international support?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 3, 2017 / The National


Catalonia. Kurdistan. And, almost unnoticed by much of the world, Ambazonia in south-western and north-western Cameroon. In just eight days, the world map has sought to be remade by three would-be states. And secession has suddenly become this autumn’s buzzword, the catwalk craze of this political season. It could hardly be otherwise. From Sunday, the … Continue reading “Why do secessionist movements rarely gather international support?”

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Secession isn’t necessarily bad but Catalonia might find it’s not good either

by Rashmee

Posted on September 30, 2017


How bad is secession? Is a region a “bad hombre” (in President Trump’s colourful idiom) if it secedes from the mother country? That depends. In the past 25 years, nine new countries have been born. The circumstances of their birth were often bloody. Generally, they were contested. And, their creation as separate states has remained … Continue reading “Secession isn’t necessarily bad but Catalonia might find it’s not good either”

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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