Donald Rumsfeld’s epitaph was written long ago — and it’s full of known knowns

by Rashmee

Posted on August 27, 2021


I didn’t realise until a day or so ago that Donald Rumsfeld was buried this …

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How will Taliban 2.0 interpret Sharia law in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2021 / The New European


As the world waits to see the extent to which the Taliban’s victory will see …

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The truth is Afghanistan may already be fading as a news story in the US

by Rashmee

Posted on August 25, 2021


Here’s something to consider as everyone who is anyone writes about Afghanistan and what it …

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A better playbook for America’s Afghan engagment?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 23, 2021


A thoughtful reader asked me a key question the other day: what would have been …

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‘The trendy Taliban’? You’ve got to be kidding

by Rashmee

Posted on August 22, 2021


Of all the ridiculous stories on Afghanistan I’ve read, Mail Online takes the sambusa. (That’s …

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Where ARE the anti-war voices?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 21, 2021


I have already written about the lack of a balanced media narrative on the US …

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Listen up, to these hard truths on Afghanistan

by Rashmee

Posted on August 20, 2021


On August 19, Judd Legum, Tesnim Zekeria and Rebecca Crosby of Popular Information wrote a …

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What’s at stake for Afghan women?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 18, 2021 / open Democracy


Now that Afghanistan is back in Taliban hands and the US is being berated for …

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Keeping up appearances…in Afghanistan

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2021


Joe Biden has a lot of incoming, as we used to say when we were …

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Three takeaways from the Taliban’s return to Kabul

by Rashmee

Posted on August 16, 2021


Three things emerge from accounts of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan: It was largely bloodless …

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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