The Skripals have made international headlines. Their suffering not so much

by Rashmee

Posted on March 17, 2018


Just consider the effect of Novichok or the N-series nerve agent used in the attack on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. “Nerve agents interfere with neurotransmitters, causing involuntary muscle contractions, impaired cardiac function and airway restriction, potentially culminating in death by asphyxiation,” writes Daniel M. Gerstein in Axios. Mr Gerstein, … Continue reading “The Skripals have made international headlines. Their suffering not so much”

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Is Putin’s Russia finally leading the world – but only into conspiracy theories?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 11, 2016


Anyone wondering what Vladimir Putin’s Russia is up to flexing muscle in the Black Sea, militarising the Crimea, exerting pressure on the Baltic states, and trying to interfere in elections, should read on. In The Washington Post, conservative American columnist George F. Will describes Russia’s psychological war strategy as follows: “Undermining the West’s confident sense … Continue reading “Is Putin’s Russia finally leading the world – but only into conspiracy theories?”

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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