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Rue Amelot, Our Best International Essays Of 2016

Rue Amelot, Our Best International Essays Of 2016

PARIS — There was enough news (real and fake) to keep our heads spinning for all of 2016. Yet one project we are particularly proud about this past year is our new Rue Amelot ongoing series of essays. These pieces may or may not take news as a leaping-off point, but ultimately wind up somewhere else, looking a bit closer to home, a bit further inside the personal experiences of the writers sharing their stories. Here are a few of our favorite pieces:

Soil And Blood: National Identity Is More Than My Passport

Cynthia Martens, Feb. 18


Rock, Rebellion And My Misguided Shame Of Brazilian Culture

Fred Di Giacomo, Feb. 25


Syrian Lessons Close To Home, From Paris To Tennessee

Liz Garrigan, March 18


Trump And Torture, Reflections Of A Good Soldier

Robert Christy, March 31




The Limits Of Modern Privacy, Lessons From Mongolia

Martin de Bourmont, May 5


Domestic Work, That Insidious Worldwide Bastion Of Sexism

Moira Molly Chambers, May 12


Couchsurfing (And Keeping Secrets) In Palestine — Part 1

Alex Correa, July 1


France, The Myths Of Human Freedom And Terror

Jeff Israely, July 21


Silent Delivery, How My Stillborn Twins Made Me A Better Mother

Einat Nathan, Oct. 5

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Modi Is Wrong: Russia's War Also Creates Real Risks For India

By shrugging aside Russia’s aggression, India has shown indifference to fears that China could follow Russia’s example.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits Russia

Anita Inder Singh*

-OpEd-

NEW DELHI — India is wrong to dismiss Russia’s war in Ukraine as Europe’s problem. The illegality and destructiveness of the invasion, and consequential food and energy crises, have global ramifications.

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This explains why 143 out of the 193 member-states of the UN General Assembly voted against recognizing Russia’s illegal annexation of four Ukrainian regions after holding sham referenda there. Ninety-three voted in favor of expelling Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.

India has abstained from every vote in the UN condemning Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The reason? Moscow is India’s top arms supplier and some 70% of India’s military platforms are of Russian origin.

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