A telling story about Putin’s state of mind from a European diplomat, formerly in Moscow
Posted on March 30, 2022
With the US and Ukraine expressing scepticism about Russia’s pledge to “dramatically reduce” military activity …Read More
Zelensky’s ‘camouflage chic’, unrehearsed Churchillian oratory and what victory looks like for Ukraine
Posted on March 29, 2022
Three telling points emerged from Economist editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes’s interview with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr …Read More
Return of the international brigades
Posted on March 28, 2022 / The New European
Could Ukraine become a historical hinge point for idealistic initiative when confronted by the forces …Read More
What is a country if it’s not a nation?
Posted on March 21, 2022
Novelist Marina Lewycka’s musings about the ancient nature or not of Ukraine made me think …Read More
Is Ukraine really an ancient state and what is a country if it’s not a nation?
Posted on March 20, 2022
Vladimir Putin has somewhat contemptuously said that Ukraine is not an ancient state; it’s not …Read More
Marina Lewycka on the ambiguities of being Ukrainian
Posted on March 19, 2022
On her website, British Ukrainian novelist Marina Lewycka offers some observations on eastern Ukraine, …Read More
A novel on tractors in Ukrainian is about anything but
Posted on March 18, 2022
Marina Lewycka’s 2005 debut novel, ‘A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian’, was generally well-received …Read More
What links the UK’s DIY-asylum system and that novel about ‘tractors in Ukrainian’?
Posted on March 17, 2022
More than 100,000 potential refugee sponsors have signed up for the voluntary job since Britain …Read More
Britain’s DIY-asylum for Ukrainian refugees has potential…and perils
Posted on March 16, 2022
It was Keir Starmer’s Labour Party that called out the British government’s efforts on Ukrainian …Read More
What can China do about Ukraine and will it do it?
Posted on March 15, 2022
The horror of what’s happening in Ukraine has focussed minds on China’s obligations. After all, …Read More
Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK