The span of several centuries separates Justice Alito from the Taliban leader

by Rashmee

Posted on June 29, 2022


It’s not accurate to say that US supreme court justice Samuel Alito and Taliban religious …

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Two men, one idea: A theological dystopia

by Rashmee

Posted on June 28, 2022


One may well wonder the Christian right’s eventual goal for America, in the aftermath of …

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South Asia is mostly bad news…and then there’s Afghanistan

by Rashmee

Posted on April 5, 2022


Sri Lanka is in turmoil. Pakistan is in a political flux. India is stepping proud …

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‘Ukraine is like Afghanistan and the Russians are like the Taliban’: The NYT’s apophany

by Rashmee

Posted on February 16, 2022


According to The New York Times (NYT), Ukraine’s current situation – with the Russian bear …

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How will Taliban 2.0 interpret Sharia law in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 27, 2021 / The New European


This is the full (and free) version of the piece I wrote for The New …

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America’s Talibanisation on abortion may go beyond the Taliban

by Rashmee

Posted on December 2, 2021


My husband, who trained as a lawyer and served as a criminal prosecutor in Wisconsin, …

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Belarus is weaponizing human beings. For years, Europe has done the same, in reverse

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2021


Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, was spot on when he said that the border crisis…

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A baby is sold in Herat. A man sold his family in Thomas Hardy’s fictional Wessex

by Rashmee

Posted on October 26, 2021


Listening to the BBC’s Yogita Limaye report from Herat in western Afghanistan on the harrowing …

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Virtue, as the Taliban see it

by Rashmee

Posted on October 24, 2021


The Taliban, by some accounts, are not a particularly virtuous sort. They’ve allegedly been forcing …

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