UN’s impotence on Ukraine underlines the need for real decolonisation – of the international architecture 

by Rashmee

Posted on November 23, 2022


The Pope’s description of Ukrainians as suffering from the “martyrdom of aggression” has come into …

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Why the United Nations has been reduced to a technical support role

by Rashmee

Posted on September 26, 2022


There’s lots to say about the excellent interview that Quartz did with former UN deputy …

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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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When it comes to hurling insults, Moscow is not a patch on Pyongyang

by Rashmee

Posted on June 18, 2022


When it comes to insults, the Russians could do worse than take classes  from the …

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Ukraine: Norman Foster, ‘colonisation’ and rebuilding Kharkiv

by Rashmee

Posted on June 8, 2022


In my recent openDemocracy piece on decolonising the bookshelf, I paraphrased Jane Austen’s famous …

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Countries, nations and states. Where does Palestine fit in?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 22, 2022


Going by American anthropologist Clifford Geertz’s definition, Ukraine is a nation, a state, a country, …

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Three recent conversations about Putin and ‘the end times’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 8, 2022


It’s been a few hours since I properly realised just how frightened people are that …

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Human beings think and feel, which is as it should be

by Rashmee

Posted on March 7, 2022


Some years ago, Nigel Nicholson, a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, …

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The world is too much with us. How not to deal with it

by Rashmee

Posted on March 6, 2022


The Unabomber way of dealing (or rather not dealing) with the world never helped anyone. …

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Can you become a refugee…from the world?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 5, 2022


The unrelenting horror of current events – with a big country inflicting enormous suffering on …

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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