Biden wants the US to be a values-driven leader but is the world buying it?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 16, 2021 / The National


This weekend marks US President Joe Biden’s first month in the Oval Office, which means it is still early days for any concrete foreign policy decisions to have been taken. Thus far, Mr Biden has limited himself to feel-good postures on complex global issues. On February 19, he will deliver a virtual address at the … Continue reading “Biden wants the US to be a values-driven leader but is the world buying it?”

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Can the WTO hit the reset button on global trade?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 18, 2020 / The National


While the world’s eyes were fixed on the US presidential election, another consequential, if less thrilling contest was happening elsewhere, with significant ramifications for global trade. The World Trade Organisation is trying to appoint its new head, a decision that was supposed to be wrapped up in low-key style in the week of the American … Continue reading “Can the WTO hit the reset button on global trade?”

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Why Donald Trump holds Sudan’s immediate future (& trade prospects) in his tiny hands

by Rashmee

Posted on July 12, 2017


Tomorrow, July 12, is a big day for Sudan. The US Secretary of State reports to the US president on whether or not some sanctions can be permanently lifted. If they are lifted, the US will have demonstrated some confidence in Sudan’s domestic reform process. Enough perhaps to help Sudan’s accession to the World Trade … Continue reading “Why Donald Trump holds Sudan’s immediate future (& trade prospects) in his tiny hands”

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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