The nuclear non-proliferation era ends with a key treaty. What happens next?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2019


On Friday, August 2, a nuclear non-proliferation pact collapsed. Not just any pact but the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachov and underpinned three decades of global security. Many are mourning the INF’s demise. It led to the removal of more than 2,600 US and Soviet nuclear and … Continue reading “The nuclear non-proliferation era ends with a key treaty. What happens next?”

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Things Mr Trump and Mr Kim never discussed

by Rashmee

Posted on March 1, 2019


Even before Donald Trump met North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for the second time, it was clear what they wouldn’t be talking about. They wouldn’t discuss North Korea’s continued sale of arms and chemical weapons material around the world. They wouldn’t mention the United Nations report that recently described Pyongyang’s behaviour. As ‘Foreign Policy’ has … Continue reading “Things Mr Trump and Mr Kim never discussed”

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A second Trump-Kim summit will only be worthwhile if it produces more than a Kodak moment

by Rashmee

Posted on January 23, 2019 / The National


The US president’s budding bromance with the North Korean leader has failed to produce concrete steps toward disarmament It is season two of the Trump show — that is to say, the second half of Donald Trump’s presidency. A second summit has been scheduled to take place next month between the US president and North Korean leader … Continue reading “A second Trump-Kim summit will only be worthwhile if it produces more than a Kodak moment”

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Trump-Kim summit can set off nuclear dominoes game

by Rashmee

Posted on June 17, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Ten years ago, in the closing months of George W. Bush’s presidency, the United States legitimised India’s status as a nuclear weapons state. Washington bent the rules and signed an agreement that allowed India to buy US dual-use nuclear technology, including materials and equipment that could be used for nuclear bombs. India (like Pakistan, Israel … Continue reading “Trump-Kim summit can set off nuclear dominoes game”

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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