Breaking down the ‘world’ reaction to Putin’s war

by Rashmee

Posted on March 12, 2022


No matter what the western media reports, claiming it as “the world’s” reaction to Vladimir …

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The best laid plans of mice and men…and Putin and his gold

by Rashmee

Posted on March 1, 2022


If, like me, you’re wondering how Russia can be so rich – its war chest …

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A new financial world order denominated in dollars and renminbi?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 28, 2022


Pundits say the consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will be felt quickly enough. The …

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Xi and Putin grin and bare it and grin and bear it

by Rashmee

Posted on February 4, 2022


It’s been two years since China’s President Xi Jinping met a world leader in person. …

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Beware the rich, de-dollarised Russian bear

by Rashmee

Posted on January 27, 2022


There are three reasons to wonder if Putin’s Russia is as much on the ropes …

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Some surprising actors want the Yankees in their backyard

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2022


The Estonians want the Americans to stand guard in the Baltics. So too, it seems, …

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Living with – or without – Covid

by Rashmee

Posted on January 24, 2022


On Saturday, it was two years exactly since China put Wuhan in quarantine. On January …

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The case for China’s continued rise, even in a deglobalising world

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2021


I recently read a Shanghai-based think-tanker’s view on why China will continue to rise. Zhang …

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The (re)making of China…in Mr Xi’s image

by Rashmee

Posted on November 12, 2021


What now, that the Chinese Communist Party has passed a decision exalting President Xi Jinping …

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China tightens its belt – literally

by Rashmee

Posted on November 5, 2021


Shortages in the West (especially Britain) are a big and ongoing story but we don’t …

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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