Could Rohingya crisis set off faith-based conflicts in South Asia? That’s what Bimal Ghosh fears

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2017


Only the short-sighted or the credulous would be persuaded by Aung San Suu Kyi’s extraordinary …

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UK PM’s antidote to globalisation? An international jobs scheme in Ethiopia

by Rashmee

Posted on October 1, 2016


The British prime minister has spoken up on behalf of “too many of those men …

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Brexit I to Brexit II? The UK out of UNSC ? It depends on who you ask

by Rashmee

Posted on September 17, 2016


In Bratislava on Friday (September 16), there were, as The Economist said, “forced smiles” all …

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Humanity vs Impunity. Will the UN now compensate Haiti’s cholera victims?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 20, 2016


I was in Haiti in February 2013, when the United Nations took the unusual decision …

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Hillary is stuck in a bad news loop that’s feeding voraciously off itself

by Rashmee

Posted on September 20, 2015


Here’s the news about Hillary Clinton. (P.S.: You knew it already. It’s not really news.)…

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Nepal & Haiti were once part of different community of sorrow: cholera

by Rashmee

Posted on April 28, 2015


Till Saturday’s earthquake, the only time the words “Haiti” and “Nepal” appeared in one sentence, …

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The Nobel at last. With every foreign plaudit, Malala more suspect in Pakistan

by Rashmee

Posted on October 10, 2014


Reprising somewhat a blog from this time last year, but highly relevant this Nobel …

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North Korea: A reality as profoundly troubling as in ‘The Orphan Master’s Son’?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 18, 2014


The new, 372-page United Nations’ report on the North Korean state’s Nazi-era brutality to its …

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UN peacekeeping: Poor men’s wars fought by the very poorest people?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 12, 2013


It’s best to read Transparency International UK’s new report alleging corruption in UN peacekeeping, alongside …

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Drones and UN peacekeeping?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 16, 2013


The excellent Baobab offers prescient insight into the way things might change in the United …

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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