Belarus is weaponizing human beings. For years, Europe has done the same, in reverse

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2021


Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, was spot on when he said that the border crisis…

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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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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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‘North Korea in the heart of Europe’?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 26, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA Two statements sum up the implications of  the weekend’s dramatic …

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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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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 of …

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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