A Russian exercise in re-selection

by Rashmee

Posted on September 20, 2021


Why cover the Russian exercise as an election? On Sunday, September 19, two days after …

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Belarus is an example of the impotence of the ‘West’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2021


A Belarusian athlete at the Tokyo Olympics seeks refuge from going home. A Belarusian activist …

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Barbary wars V 2.0 against cyber-piracy?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 9, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA US officials say they have recovered $2.3 million – more …

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Turkey takes a dissident’s nephew off Kenya’s streets. Yes, May was glorious — for impunity

by Rashmee

Posted on June 2, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA May was a glorious month for impunity. The skies over …

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Democracy’s defence lies in the hands of those who practice it. We, the people.

by Rashmee

Posted on September 25, 2020


It’s a familiar dirge. Democracy is in decline. With every month that passes, the world …

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Trump’s 2020 convention is surely the one Lukashenko would’ve had in Belarus

by Rashmee

Posted on August 24, 2020


Depend upon it, if Alexander Lukashenko had been minded to stage a re-election convention instead …

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Belarus is not Ukraine. But it might yet be like Armenia in 2018

by Rashmee

Posted on August 23, 2020


The opposition in Belarus has called a major rally in the capital Minsk today (Sunday, …

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Donald Trump’s America is trying to gaslight the world – without much success

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2020


On August 14, the Trump administration’s attempt to indefinitely extend a UN arms embargo on …

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The great drama in Belarus is matched by the great indifference of Trump’s America

by Rashmee

Posted on August 11, 2020


  The great drama around elections in Belarus is matched only by the great indifference …

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There is reason to pay attention to the Belarus election – but perhaps not the one you think

by Rashmee

Posted on August 9, 2020


Until recently, I, like everyone else, paid little attention to elections in Belarus. What did …

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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