The commodification of global military protection could be cataclysmic

by Rashmee

Posted on July 11, 2018 / The National


With Nato leaders’ annual meeting to be followed by a US-Russia presidential summit, the business of international security is increasingly on people’s minds. Is protection about to become a sunshine commercial sector now that Donald Trump increasingly seems to suggest America’s traditional security alliances be repaid in kind and that the US receive trade preferences … Continue reading “The commodification of global military protection could be cataclysmic”

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Will Brazil update the coup to reflect 21st century democratic values?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 5, 2018


Something is brewing in Brazil and it isn’t a traditional coup, reports Brian Winter, editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly magazine. It’s disgust at years of scandal, misbehaving elected officials, wanton economic policy, and an utterly cynical values-free politics. Mr Winter, who reported from Brazil from 2010 to 2015, recently returned to the country and was amazed … Continue reading “Will Brazil update the coup to reflect 21st century democratic values?”

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Donald Trump’s America wants to make war on peace

by Rashmee

Posted on March 5, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


You don’t have to look at Donald Trump very long to realise that he could be a strong man. At 1.88 metres, he is taller than most men. At at least 107 kilograms, he weighs more than many people. At 70, he gives no sign of being infirm, beset by knees that buckle or the … Continue reading “Donald Trump’s America wants to make war on peace”

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Donald Trump’s G & G cabinet. Goldman Sachs and Generals make for a khakistocracy

by Rashmee

Posted on December 16, 2016


It was Claire McCaskill, the Democratic senator from Missouri, who pithily described the emerging cabinet, as it takes shape under US president-elect Donald Trump’s (tiny?) hands: “It’s the G&G cabinet,” she said, “It does seem to be fairly limited to Goldman Sachs and generals.” Here’s the tally so far. Three generals – John Kelly, James … Continue reading “Donald Trump’s G & G cabinet. Goldman Sachs and Generals make for a khakistocracy”

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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