Hissene Habre’s death in prison is a reminder that his western counterparts go scot free

by Rashmee

Posted on August 24, 2021


  News of former Chadian president Hissene Habre’s death (on August 24) made me think …

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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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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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The bizarre nature of Afghan ‘peace’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 11, 2021


The bizarre nature of Afghan “peace” talks is apparent from two things: the “troika” …

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20 years on from 9/11…How long should grief last?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 10, 2021


Twenty years on from 9/11, many many Americans are still grieving those lost. How long …

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Biden Vs Bernie…again, in a different vein

by Rashmee

Posted on August 9, 2021


Could Ohio’s 11th congressional district be the bellwether of Democratic politics? On August 3, Shontel …

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Orban’s Hungary is now guru to the American right

by Rashmee

Posted on August 7, 2021


On Saturday, August 7, Tucker Carlson speaks at the MCC Feszt, a festival organized to …

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Anti-abortion, pro-gun laws aren’t progressive but are they strictly anti-democratic?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA The other day Ed Luce, the Financial Times’s US editor, warned …

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Are you wondering what on earth is going on in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2021


I’m no expert on Afghanistan but I did spend a year in Kabul, even …

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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