The US has already elected to exit the Paris climate pact. It happens today

by Rashmee

Posted on November 4, 2020


Today, the United States formally leaves the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change. That …

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Donald Trump’s America is trying to gaslight the world – without much success

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2020


On August 14, the Trump administration’s attempt to indefinitely extend a UN arms embargo on …

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Once upon a time there were black swans - now there are gray rhinos and the pandemic is one of them

by Rashmee

Posted on July 2, 2020 / The Focus


Once upon a time there were black swans. Now, there are gray rhinos. Nassim Nicholas …

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Trump eviscerates G7 - and America’s leadership

by Rashmee

Posted on May 31, 2020 / The Focus


Donald Trump wants to turn the G7 group of advanced economies into the ‘G10 or …

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Black swans, grey rhinos and the global oil market

by Rashmee

Posted on March 15, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


Until Russia’s refusal to accede to production cuts, the global oil market was suffering the …

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Is Le Carre’s ‘Agent Running in the Field’ really about the decline and fall of the West?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 26, 2019


It’s been a couple of hours since I finished ‘Agent Running in the Field’, John …

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From trade deals to climate change, middle powers are steadying the ship even as Donald Trump is rocking it

by Rashmee

Posted on October 23, 2019 / The National


In the global jungle, is it possible for anyone but the biggest beasts to command …

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What will Boris Johnson’s Britain do about Iran?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 28, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Fears are running high in some quarters that Johnson would peel away from the European …

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In the new Afghanistan, the future of women must be protected

by Rashmee

Posted on July 16, 2019 / The National


In 2012, a novel titled The Taliban Cricket Club, by the writer Timeri N …

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Why you need more than just a name in modern politics

by Rashmee

Posted on July 9, 2019 / The National


This month has already seen a spotlight shine on the rise — and fall — …

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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