Ukraine in a dish

by Rashmee

Posted on April 25, 2022


Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, most people would have said that borscht, the distinctively …

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Myanmar and the attempted resurrection

by Rashmee

Posted on April 18, 2022


This Easter, Myanmar’s generals tried to resurrect their country’s standing in the world, as well …

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Gagarin very nearly didn’t become the first man to successfully return from space

by Rashmee

Posted on April 13, 2022


The exploits of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space 61 years ago, are worth …

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61 years ago, Gagarin became the first man in space. It’s still worth celebrating

by Rashmee

Posted on April 12, 2022


These days, it’s thought to be in bad taste to praise Russia or Russians for …

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‘If Ukraine war grinds on, businesses should study UN’s Ruggie Principles’

by Rashmee

Posted on April 8, 2022


What should businesses do if the Ukraine war grinds on for a long time? What …

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Corporate moralism on Russia: Suspended between pragmatism and principle

by Rashmee

Posted on April 7, 2022


Here’s a list of companies: Nestlé, Cargill, AstraZeneca, Oreo, Halliburton and Cloudflare. They span different …

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Corporate moral philosophy on Russia: Is there such a thing?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 6, 2022


In the early days and weeks of outrage at the February 24 invasion of Ukraine, …

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Ukraine

by Rashmee

Posted on April 2, 2022


Three days after Britain launched its Home for Ukraine website on March 14, more than …

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Realism about Russia, great powers and greater self-interest

by Rashmee

Posted on April 1, 2022


India and China are proving the US president wrong. Joe Biden says Russia is “isolated …

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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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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK