A new era of pragmatic foreign policy appears to be emerging in Modi’s India 2.0

by Rashmee

Posted on June 11, 2019 / The National


How will Narendra Modi’s India deal with the world now? Differently from his first term as prime minister, as far as confidence and competence are concerned. Mr Modi is newly empowered, having won an emphatic re-election last month. Bestriding India and his governing Bharatiya Janata Party, Mr Modi faced no political pushback in the swift … Continue reading “A new era of pragmatic foreign policy appears to be emerging in Modi’s India 2.0”

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Asean at 50. A club that agreed it’s better to be dull and to be together

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2017


As the Association of South-East Asian Nations marks its 50th birthday with sober celebrations , it’s worth asking how it remained a club when many others have fallen out amongst themselves. The Gulf Cooperation Council, for instance. And the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation. The Maghreb Union, from way back. Trade blocs that once … Continue reading “Asean at 50. A club that agreed it’s better to be dull and to be together”

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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