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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Reports that America is over may be greatly exaggerated

by Rashmee

Posted on January 21, 2022


American ‘declinism’ is a favourite topic – in the US and everywhere else. So it …

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Turning the unvaccinated into modern-day lepers?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 7, 2022


On January 6, Italy made a coronavirus vaccination mandatory for everybody over the age of …

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Three things to watch, four days into the new year

by Rashmee

Posted on January 4, 2022


A narcissist US president inciting a riot to stop a legitimate election result from being …

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Biden should have called Trump out as Covid’s Typhoid Mary

by Rashmee

Posted on December 7, 2021


I have to say I agree with Jamelle Bouie (paywall): Joe Biden was wrong not …

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A dam can be a good cover model and infrastructure, a good story

by Rashmee

Posted on November 23, 2021


It was the daily Muck Rack newsletter that offered the following fascinating news nug (that’s …

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A colour revolution…or not, in Virginia

by Rashmee

Posted on October 4, 2021


Hong Kong is politically colour-coded — yellow signifies support for the protest movement; blue means …

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Keeping up appearances…in Afghanistan

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2021


Joe Biden has a lot of incoming, as we used to say when we were …

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Biden Vs Bernie…again, in a different vein

by Rashmee

Posted on August 9, 2021


Could Ohio’s 11th congressional district be the bellwether of Democratic politics? On August 3, Shontel …

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