Ukraine and the incredible force of soft power

by Rashmee

Posted on May 14, 2022


Political scientist Joseph Nye, a former Dean of the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, recently …

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Kyiv is western politicians’ new Mecca

by Rashmee

Posted on May 13, 2022


Jill Biden and Justin Trudeau were in Ukraine on the same day this month. The …

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What you need to know about Solomon Islands

by Rashmee

Posted on May 9, 2022 / open Democracy


A new world order is coming into being in Oceania, it seems, with Solomon Islands …

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Europe is not an issue in the UK elections but it should be

by Rashmee

Posted on May 5, 2022


When British voters go to the polls on May 5 to elect their local authority …

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Dip into the sabra hummus story

by Rashmee

Posted on May 1, 2022


“Sabra” is Hebrew for any Jew born in Israel. Those who aren’t au fait with …

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Perils and positives of the proxy war in Ukraine

by Rashmee

Posted on March 31, 2022


“The West has entered a proxy war,” writes Michael Ignatieff (paywall), professor of history at …

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COVID victims: In death as in life, the poor remain unseen

by Rashmee

Posted on March 27, 2022 / open Democracy


After two years of COVID and a global death toll of more than six million, …

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Nakba: what the catastrophe meant for Palestinian political development

by Rashmee

Posted on March 24, 2022


The political consciousness of a people can be fragile. Not because people themselves are fragile …

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Palestine and the two types of nationalism

by Rashmee

Posted on March 23, 2022


In his 2013 paper titled ‘Palestinian Nationalism: An Overview’, Haifa university Professor As’ad …

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What is a country if it’s not a nation?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 21, 2022


Novelist Marina Lewycka’s musings about the ancient nature or not of Ukraine made me think …

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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