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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After Ukraine, Russian boardrooms are hit by a moral wave of resignations

by Rashmee

Posted on February 27, 2022


I recently wrote a piece on ethics and business. Are they incompatible? Is moral …

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Making Russia greater than ever by hook or by nuke?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 26, 2022


It stands to reason that Paul Rogers, a professor of peace studies, is well able …

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Europe’s ‘almost-consensus’ moment on Russia and Ukraine speaks volumes. For shame

by Rashmee

Posted on February 25, 2022


Early on Friday, February 25, the day after Russia invaded Ukraine,  Donald Tusk, a …

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Kuwait got it; will Ukraine? (Hint: international help)

by Rashmee

Posted on February 24, 2022


On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded its neighbour Kuwait, occupied it for seven months and …

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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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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK