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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Christchurch to Colombo: The unseen arc?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 28, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


The fact a Christchurch-Colombo connection was made by a Sri Lankan government minister raises a terrible prospect. After the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, former CIA Director Michael Morell offered a dismal assessment of the state of the world. There are, he said, at least triple the number of Islamist extremists today than there … Continue reading “Christchurch to Colombo: The unseen arc?”

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Kosovo, East Timor hybrid courts show they’re not right for Sri Lanka

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2015


The UN’s long-awaited report on Sri Lanka’s violent history and wartime abuse has recommended a rigorous process of doing justice – the establishment of a hybrid court, with local and international judges hearing cases prosecuted and defended by teams of local lawyers working with those from other countries. The judges apply domestic law that has … Continue reading “Kosovo, East Timor hybrid courts show they’re not right for Sri Lanka”

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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