Remember the Obama-Hope poster? Too much world enthusiasm for a US president can be a problem

by Rashmee

Posted on November 5, 2016


I was amused to read a new poll on how the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) would vote if it had the right to vote on US Election Day, November 8. The poll, conducted by the Saudi daily Arab News and British pollster YouGov found that nearly half the respondents would abstain. Forty-seven per … Continue reading “Remember the Obama-Hope poster? Too much world enthusiasm for a US president can be a problem”

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Partisan or not, FBI is not a sign of a broken system. Remember J. Edgar Hoover?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 31, 2016


That did it. The wider world is finally convinced the American system is dysfunctional. Friday’s revelation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was once again examining emails somehow related to Hillary Clinton, was greeted with bewilderment or outright disbelief in many parts of the world. “The comedy has become a farce,” some decent, non-political people … Continue reading “Partisan or not, FBI is not a sign of a broken system. Remember J. Edgar Hoover?”

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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