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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For Russia, it’s all alt…even its tsar

by Rashmee

Posted on February 22, 2022


Russia is now in an alternate universe. It has an alt foreign policy that refuses …

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Xi and Putin grin and bare it and grin and bear it

by Rashmee

Posted on February 4, 2022


It’s been two years since China’s President Xi Jinping met a world leader in person. …

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Keeping up appearances: Putin leads Russia to tactical wins

by Rashmee

Posted on June 29, 2020 / The Focus


Russia’s week-long vote on constitutional changes is expected to end in a predictable manner on …

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Trump eviscerates G7 - and America’s leadership

by Rashmee

Posted on May 31, 2020 / The Focus


Donald Trump wants to turn the G7 group of advanced economies into the ‘G10 or …

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In Syria, history is repeating itself

by Rashmee

Posted on October 27, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


What will be deemed normal in the Turkish-annexed part of Syria is likely to be …

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A series of disputed elections show the myriad ways in which democracy’s rules are being warped

by Rashmee

Posted on January 16, 2019 / The National


From the DRC to Bangladesh and Russia, the manipulation of election outcomes is a worrying …

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The G20 meets, a shadow of itself, the smell of death upon it

by Rashmee

Posted on November 30, 2018


Today (Friday, November 30), the G20 summit convenes, 10 years after its debut as a …

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The glue that joins Russia and the Middle East in dreadful dependence

by Rashmee

Posted on October 30, 2017


What is Russia up to in the Middle East? On the one hand it seemed …

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Will overreach undo the modern-day Caesars?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 9, 2017 / The National


An American political scientist recently told a rueful joke to explain how he felt about …

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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