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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This Christmas we managed to frighten ourselves into deep gloom

by Rashmee

Posted on December 26, 2021


It’s probably a sign of the times that the hottest, newest Netflix Christmas movie this …

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A grim Christmas for the Soviet Union, 30 years ago

by Rashmee

Posted on December 25, 2021


On Christmas Day, 30 years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev hung up on  the hammer and sickle, …

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Along with other things, America has a Santa crisis

by Rashmee

Posted on December 24, 2021


It’s not easy being a worthy Santa – portliness, for instance, might be a desirable …

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The new Internationale and the new kids on the left bloc

by Rashmee

Posted on December 23, 2021


If Gabriel Boric, Chile’s bearded, millennial president-elect, represents anything it is the changing nature …

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How Erdogan’s faux-religious economic scruples matter to Nutella-lovers

by Rashmee

Posted on December 22, 2021


Turkey produces most of the world’s hazelnuts – 70 per cent, to be precise – …

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Chile’s election aftermath ironically speaks volumes about America

by Rashmee

Posted on December 21, 2021


The aftermath of the December 19 Chilean presidential election ironically says more about the parlous …

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The Orient Express doesn’t have much to do with the orient anymore

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2021


Anyone who’s read Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ will remember the murder mystery …

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The Refugee Convention is dead: let’s bury it and start again

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2021 / open Democracy


In the past decade, there’s been a shift away from international norms for protecting people …

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The case for China’s continued rise, even in a deglobalising world

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2021


I recently read a Shanghai-based think-tanker’s view on why China will continue to rise. Zhang …

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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