O brave new world. It’s the week it opens the door and gingerly peers out

by Rashmee

Posted on May 10, 2020


This is the week the world tries to recover its nerve even though we remain months away from a vaccine for Covid-19 and still have no cure. As 15-year-old Miranda said in Act V of The Tempest: “How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world That has such people in’t!” Indeed, rather a brave attempt … Continue reading “O brave new world. It’s the week it opens the door and gingerly peers out”

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BA flies to Tehran. Updating the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention

by Rashmee

Posted on September 5, 2016


Now that British Airways is to fly to Iran six days a week, should we be updating the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention? The 20-year-old theory, it may be recalled, emerged from research in America. It found that no nations have gone to war with each other since McDonald’s opened up there. At the time, … Continue reading “BA flies to Tehran. Updating the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention”

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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