What history tells us about the US president-elect

by Rashmee

Posted on November 17, 2016 / The National


Barack Obama’s last scheduled foreign tour as US president is under way and it is …

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How long will Hillary Clinton be free to hike in the woods in Trump’s America?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 15, 2016


On Friday, The Guardian reported a touching story about Hillary Clinton unplugged. The defeated candidate …

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America must widen its pool of leadership

by Rashmee

Posted on November 10, 2016 / The National


For all that a great democratic exercise was under way in the United States for …

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Who would the world have voted into the White House, had it a vote?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 9, 2016


Much of the world – the more populous parts to the east – wakes not …

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Unlike America’s aspiring leaders, Canada’s Justin Trudeau is dangerously loved up

by Rashmee

Posted on November 8, 2016


Justin Trudeau’s honeymoon with everyone goes on and on and on. Canada loves its 44-year-old …

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If American newspapers were voters, the results would emphatically not be in doubt

by Rashmee

Posted on November 7, 2016


The Economist, surprise, surprise, has made its pick from the choices offered in the …

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Why Trump has fans in the Middle East

by Rashmee

Posted on November 6, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


As election day in the United States fast approaches, it is worth remembering why Republican …

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In the American state of Utah, Mormons stand shoulder to shoulder with Muslims

by Rashmee

Posted on November 4, 2016


Try inserting a cigarette paper between the Mormons and the Muslims and what do you …

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Why ‘more of the same’ may not be a bad aspiration this US political season

by Rashmee

Posted on November 2, 2016


What’s wrong with “more of the same”, asks an opinion writer in the Washington Post.…

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Is Mrs Trump trying to unman Mr Trump? Her CNN interview makes him seem a fool

by Rashmee

Posted on October 18, 2016


At 59, Donald Trump was so easily led he could be “egged on” by a …

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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