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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Is Ukraine really an ancient state and what is a country if it’s not a nation?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 20, 2022


Vladimir Putin has somewhat contemptuously said that Ukraine is not an ancient state; it’s not …

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Marina Lewycka on the ambiguities of being Ukrainian

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2022


On her website, British Ukrainian novelist Marina Lewycka offers some observations on eastern Ukraine, …

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A novel on tractors in Ukrainian is about anything but

by Rashmee

Posted on March 18, 2022


Marina Lewycka’s 2005 debut novel, ‘A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian’, was generally well-received …

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Why parse world’s reaction? To get the truth, not what you wish were the truth

by Rashmee

Posted on March 14, 2022


On the very day that Ethiopia was flying the flag for Russia so to speak, …

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Russia has undoubtedly won friends and influenced people in Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on March 13, 2022


Countries across the African continent have suited themselves in their response to Russia’s invasion of …

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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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Ukraine as a worthy cause…parsing the ‘world’s’ reaction

by Rashmee

Posted on March 11, 2022


The Ukraine situation is a useful moment to appraise the state of “the world’s” media. …

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Where is Putin’s mind at?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 10, 2022


After the bombing of Mariupol Hospital in Ukraine – all those heartbreaking images of the …

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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