Salman Rushdie, the man who told stories about India

by Rashmee

Posted on August 13, 2022


The day that Salman Rushdie was stabbed in Chautauqua, in upstate New York, an openDemocracy …

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One year on, America is supposedly moving on from Afghanistan

by Rashmee

Posted on August 8, 2022


An Associated Press (AP) story from Washington recently reported that the CIA is moving on …

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Back to black: Afghanistan’s new golden age…of coal-mines

by Rashmee

Posted on August 7, 2022


It’s nearly one year since the Americans beat it from Kabul, giving way to the …

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Back to the future in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 6, 2022


On October 7, 2001, a US-led coalition began an intense bombing campaign on Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. …

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America’s 20-year engagement with Afghanistan and the unrealised pomegranate peace

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2022


The other day a US contractor, Dan Smock was on the radio from Texas. He …

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America’s contradictions in three events on just one day

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2022


The first Tuesday of August 2022 underlined America’s many contradictions, some reassuringly rational, others fantastical …

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America’s resurrection and Dr Zawahiri’s multiple deaths

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2022


Ayman Al Zawahiri died many times over – in the headlines. But on August 1, …

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Poor little rich ‘underdog’ Rishi and the U factor

by Rashmee

Posted on July 24, 2022


Rishi Sunak’s push to make the Conservative Party love him (or at least to understand …

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January 6: America’s ‘feast of the goat’?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 22, 2022


When reports from the January 6 committee’s latest hearing came in, it told us nothing …

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As with Mexico 1994, Sri Lanka needs a Nafta-like benefactor

by Rashmee

Posted on July 18, 2022


Sri Lanka’s current economic crisis is reminiscent of Mexico 1994. But there, the comparison ends. …

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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