How Suleimani’s death will affect India and Pakistan

by Rashmee

Posted on January 6, 2020 / The National


To properly consider the possible fallout of Friday’s targeted US strike on Qassem Suleimani, …

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The number of deals president Donald Trump has done: Zero

by Rashmee

Posted on September 9, 2019


After President Donald Trump publicly revealed – and publicly cancelled – his hitherto secret plan …

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Is Trump a pessimist or a prophet? In 2013, he was tweeting about World War III

by Rashmee

Posted on April 21, 2017


“Be prepared,” warned Donald J Trump. “there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership …

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A sad loss. The US army version of T. E. Lawrence for Afghanistan’s war

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2015


Today, July 29th, it’s exactly a month since the US army ended a …

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This Valentine story from Afghanistan with a lot of hope and broken hearts

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2015


This year’s Valentine story must come from the country that dare not love too much, …

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Recognize that some people think Charlie Hebdo was ‘asking for it’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 12, 2015


Take two front pages – one in, say, Pakistan; the other in Britain. Find two …

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European Muslims need political representation, so says Michel Houellebecq

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2015


Michel Houellebecq (pronounced ‘wellbeck’) should be read – and praised or condemned only after that …

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As he bows out, William Burns doesn’t address lessons of Herat

by Rashmee

Posted on October 26, 2014


In his wise reflections on 33 years in the diplomacy business, US Deputy Secretary of …

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US in Herat: Honeyed words can’t mask Afghanistan’s hard reality

by Rashmee

Posted on October 25, 2014


By now the US Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, will have moved from its plush, five-star …

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CEO, Afghanistan! Is this a ‘real country or just acting like one’?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 22, 2014


Any friend of Afghanistan must fear for its future. It is to have a CEO, …

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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