So Boris Johnson’s comeback trail, like that of Liz Truss, runs through Washington, DC?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 2, 2023


On the last day of January, Boris Johnson was wandering around Capitol Hill, meeting and …

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The tanks-to-Ukraine story is not about America’s 31 Abrams, but its heart

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2023


On Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s birthday, America announced a big present. Not the 31 M1 …

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The egg-spensive scramble and what it says about our interconnected world

by Rashmee

Posted on January 24, 2023


The global scramble for eggs is getting egg-spensive. Malaysia was suffering an acute shortage of …

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2022 was cruel but there are reasons to be cheerful about 2023. Happy new year

by Rashmee

Posted on January 1, 2023


As the old year died, it was hard to shed too many tears for it.…

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Ukrainian grit: A true story

by Rashmee

Posted on November 26, 2022


It’s not just the US-led order that does not want to blink first and advise …

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Putin’s naglost on Ukraine is a feature, not a bug

by Rashmee

Posted on November 25, 2022


Facing reverses on the battlefield, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin is doing his worst, targeting Ukrainian …

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The Ukraine war needs diplomacy not daredevil talk

by Rashmee

Posted on November 9, 2022


News that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his French counterpart President Emmanuel Macron have agreed …

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America calling: The Ukraine war needs diplomacy not daredevil talk

by Rashmee

Posted on November 8, 2022


The US midterms matter…to Ukraine. Yes and no. Conventional wisdom has it that if Republicans …

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‘Ukraine fatigue’? A Ukrainian mother-and-daughter story from London

by Rashmee

Posted on August 21, 2022


The mother of one of my Ukrainian friends leaves London next month. She’s going home, …

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The G7 has returned to being a gentlemen’s club

by Rashmee

Posted on June 26, 2022


Today, leaders of some of the world’s biggest economies get together in the Bavarian Alps. …

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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