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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What to read about jihad: a novel may be best

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2021


I’m intrigued by the reading list put together by The Economist on global jihadism. There …

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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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1/6, 9/11 and the threat of terrorism

by Rashmee

Posted on January 17, 2021


Could 1/6, the day of the Trump-incited US  Capitol siege, be the harbinger of …

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A Christmas Day suicide bomb blast has to be a terrorist act, right? Not really

by Rashmee

Posted on December 30, 2020


So here’s the scenario. On Christmas Day, a suicide bomb blast left an historic part …

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The third wave of bloodshed in France is not really about Islam but lone wolf criminality

by Rashmee

Posted on October 30, 2020


11 Mar 2004  Spain Madrid train bombings 193 killed, 2,050 injured[69] Al-Qaeda 7 Jul …

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Biggest failure of the US-Taliban talks was the lack of preconditions

by Rashmee

Posted on September 10, 2019 / The National


Now that Donald Trump has peremptorily cancelled an unprecedented Camp David meeting with the Taliban, …

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An acting president, no plan for the future. What happens to Afghanistan now?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 7, 2019


Afghanistan technically has an acting president right now and no particular plan for the future.…

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Meet Mr & Mrs Saudi Normal. Was her firstborn, Osama bin Laden, an aberration?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2018


What’s fascinating about Osama bin Laden’s mother’s media debut is the timing. There she sits, …

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Sixteen years after 9/11, how does America see the world?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 11, 2017 / The National


The “war on terrorism” may have been a misnomer, for how do you fight a …

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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