What’s with the Gallic ire?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 17, 2021


France is hopping mad that the US, UK and Australia have announced a new three-way …

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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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The California story

by Rashmee

Posted on September 15, 2021


The funny thing about California’s recall election is its sad build-up. There were occasional mentions …

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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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5 indicators of what the US is, or more crucially, isn’t

by Rashmee

Posted on September 13, 2021


In all the coverage of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, little attention has been paid …

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Had it been Brexit in 2005, there would have been no ‘British’ success at the US Open

by Rashmee

Posted on September 12, 2021


Britain is celebrating Emma Raducanu’s stunning success as “the first British woman to win a …

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A visit to Margate, Turner’s delight

by Rashmee

Posted on September 11, 2021


A restless sea, a changing sky and lambent light. There are historical records for Margate …

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The original ‘Roe baby’

by Rashmee

Posted on September 10, 2021


The Atlantic magazine has featured the baby at the centre of the Roe v Wade …

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A book to really explain the war on terror?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 9, 2021


I’ve been writing a piece on the book that really could explain the war on …

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