‘The world’s most effective democratically elected leader today’?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 22, 2021


“Bad news travels. Good news doesn’t”. Thus begins veteran Singapore diplomat Kishore Mahbubani’s piece …

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Afghanistan’s embassy in Washington, D.C. is like a metaphor for the country

by Rashmee

Posted on September 28, 2021


One of the plants in the big urns that flank the front door of the …

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As the West cuts aid lifelines, Afghanistan’s real crisis looms

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2021 / open Democracy


The world must take action now to prevent a deep and lasting humanitarian crisis. But …

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Two accounts from rural Afghanistan paint a picture of sudden, unaccustomed peace

by Rashmee

Posted on September 16, 2021


Two accounts about Afghanistan in September in two different publications merit attention. Yaroslav Trofimov’s September …

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Despite all the international attention, Afghan refugees are not welcome

by Rashmee

Posted on September 14, 2021 / open Democracy


Nobody really knows what prospects await Afghan refugees when countries have yet to see human …

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Inside the Afghan resettlement process in London

by Rashmee

Posted on September 8, 2021 / open Democracy


Within hours of Afghan refugees’ arrival in the UK, local councils sprang into action, as …

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Afghanistan: ‘There is a lot of noise and, both unintentional and intentional, misinformation’

by Rashmee

Posted on September 3, 2021


The truest line in a recent @ChathamHouse interview with Martine van Bijlert, Co-founder of the …

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3 different takes on democracy: America, Afghanistan, Venezuela

by Rashmee

Posted on September 2, 2021


When I think of democracy, I look around the world and see three very different …

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The Afghan situation comes home to Greenwich

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2021


Late last evening, I received an urgent email from my local authority. “As you know …

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Are the Taliban really in charge?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2021


Tomorrow is the first day the Taliban will be in sole charge of Afghanistan. But …

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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