Move over the American Dream. Le rêve français anyone ?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 25, 2017


It’s anyone’s guess how seriously to take these sort of annual rankings but they often put into figures something we only vaguely felt to be true. The “Soft Power 30″ report, released on July 18, puts the US at #3. France is #1 in terms of soft power, it says, and the UK is #2. So it’s not … Continue reading “Move over the American Dream. Le rêve français anyone ?”

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To be great you have to be good. India, US show strength – and the limits – of soft power

by Rashmee

Posted on July 11, 2017


  Make no mistake, American and Indian diplomats are conscious of the limits of soft power. Just the other day, a mixed group was discussing the likely fallout of a country devaluing its own currency. India indeed. And the United States of America. Both India, country of my birth, and the US, my adoptive country, … Continue reading “To be great you have to be good. India, US show strength – and the limits – of soft power”

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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