Generalisations about women in politics don’t hold true

by Rashmee

Posted on August 14, 2019 / The National


Can the Brexit conundrum be solved by an all-female cabinet? And can a woman lead India’s main opposition Congress Party out of the political doldrums? We may never have the answer to either question. A British cabinet of women is no more than an idea floated on Sunday by Green MP Caroline Lucas. And the … Continue reading “Generalisations about women in politics don’t hold true”

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2 Syrian refugees taken in by US in Jan. It was 1,318 same time last year

by Rashmee

Posted on February 2, 2018


  One has to wonder about the state of mind of the two Syrian refugees taken in by the US since January 1, 2018. Just imagine. They are the only two Syrians who’ve been given refuge by the US so far, this year. That’s down from the 1,318 Syrian refugees accepted by the US in … Continue reading “2 Syrian refugees taken in by US in Jan. It was 1,318 same time last year”

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Good actions can be bad politics as Germany shows

by Rashmee

Posted on November 26, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Until late on No­vember 19, no one really thought that being a Good Samaritan would make for bad poli­tics. Would a leader who acted humanely be unjustly rewarded with political perdition? Then, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s seven-week attempts to cobble together a governing coalition fell apart. And the unspoken truth became clear: Good actions are … Continue reading “Good actions can be bad politics as Germany shows”

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In Germany, the Syrian baby ‘Angela Merkel’: How and why she’s not got asylum status

by Rashmee

Posted on November 26, 2016


The Washington Post headline was eye-catching enough. but was it really true? “Syrian baby named ‘Angela Merkel’ refused asylum in Germany”, said the headline. The story described the gratitude felt by a Syrian couple towards the German chancellor for providing them sanctuary. When the Syrian woman gave birth to a girl at a hospital that … Continue reading “In Germany, the Syrian baby ‘Angela Merkel’: How and why she’s not got asylum status”

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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