Get real, Trump, Fortune magazine. Get off the gripes-wagon on China trade

by Rashmee

Posted on April 20, 2016


Fortune’s analysis of Donald Trump’s trade gripes describes “the New York tycoon’s capacity for ignorance and outlandishness on economic issues” as the reason he routinely spouts “balderdash” on the subject. And then, bizarrely, Fortune itself gets on the gripes-wagon and spouts a load of pouty lipped-complaints about China’s preferential treatment of Chinese companies. As if … Continue reading “Get real, Trump, Fortune magazine. Get off the gripes-wagon on China trade”

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America’s ambassadors reflect the country? Yes, that fund-raising pays off

by Rashmee

Posted on March 25, 2015


America’s ambassadors reflect the place they come from. In the sense that the US takes initiative and fund-raising seriously and rewards it accordingly. This is the most charitable way to describe the fact that the US often sends, to far-flung outposts, people who are not trained diplomats, don’t seem to be necessarily diplomatic, have no … Continue reading “America’s ambassadors reflect the country? Yes, that fund-raising pays off”

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Could a pirate ever become poster boy for US government?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2013


Foreign Policy’s daily Situation Report offers a droll story that illustrates the growing respect for communications rules among those who routinely break the law.  “Piracy has plummeted off the coast of Somalia,” it reports, extrapolating from the decision of a pirate called “Big Mouth” to quit the business.  “Big Mouth” famously held a press conference … Continue reading “Could a pirate ever become poster boy for US government?”

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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