Coronavirus and the prognosis for Afghanistan’s faux peace deal

by Rashmee

Posted on March 21, 2020


    Afghanistan is at a particularly unenviable moment as the coronavirus outbreak shuts down …

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Peace in Afghanistan? It’s September all over again

by Rashmee

Posted on January 18, 2020


Going by the news, the Taliban might be closer than at any point in a …

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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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America’s closing act in Afghanistan is playing out as both tragedy and farce

by Rashmee

Posted on June 5, 2019 / The National


Only the ignorant or incurably optimistic would be encouraged by the situation in Afghanistan right …

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With stalemate on talks on the future of Afghanistan, who will steer a way forward?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 29, 2018 / The National


This week Russia announced it would postpone multilateral peace talks with the Taliban, originally scheduled …

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Mother of All Bombs reminds the world of Mother of American Failures in Afghanistan

by Rashmee

Posted on April 19, 2017


Donald Trump may not have intended this particular effect but the Mother of All Bombs, …

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Why Commander-in-Chief Obama is leaving his troops in Afghanistan

by Rashmee

Posted on October 20, 2015


One has to feel for Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize winner, a man who once …

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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