When it comes to hurling insults, Moscow is not a patch on Pyongyang

by Rashmee

Posted on June 18, 2022


When it comes to insults, the Russians could do worse than take classes  from the …

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Colonisation and decolonisation in the context of Kharkiv’s architects

by Rashmee

Posted on June 9, 2022


We’ve been discussing colonisation in the context of Ukrainian architects. Oleg Drozdov, who co-founded …

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Nature and Ukraine make Davos very far from business as usual

by Rashmee

Posted on May 24, 2022


Journalists have been reporting the usual sorts of things back from Davos: ** that …

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The visible effects of Ukraine’s powerful currency – soft power

by Rashmee

Posted on May 18, 2022


Off the back of Professor Joseph Nye’s insightful analysis of Ukraine’s soft power, here …

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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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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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Borscht, a Ukrainian hug in a mug

by Rashmee

Posted on April 28, 2022


Once upon a time, Lemsip and Cup-a-Soup were battling each other for the right to …

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A Unesco battle for borscht

by Rashmee

Posted on April 27, 2022


The current iteration of the borscht battles properly began in 2019, when the Russian foreign …

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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