From Persia to Iran

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2019


With Iran constantly in the news, it’s interesting to note how recently it became the name of the modern country. In 1935, Reza Shah Pahlavi’s administration pushed through the name change. Embassies, letterhead, maps all reflected the fact that Persia was now Iran. The New York Times recently quoted historian David Motadel to say the … Continue reading “From Persia to Iran”

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Is ‘the West’ Trump-proof as it came into being in 480 BC?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 28, 2018


  Every other day, if not every single day, America’s 45th president is said to be laying siege to “the West”. You may have your own views about whether he is or he isn’t, but it’s certainly valid to think if “the West” is stronger than one American president. What is “the West” anyway? Does … Continue reading “Is ‘the West’ Trump-proof as it came into being in 480 BC?”

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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