South Asia is mostly bad news…and then there’s Afghanistan

by Rashmee

Posted on April 5, 2022


Sri Lanka is in turmoil. Pakistan is in a political flux. India is stepping proud …

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‘Ukraine is like Afghanistan and the Russians are like the Taliban’: The NYT’s apophany

by Rashmee

Posted on February 16, 2022


According to The New York Times (NYT), Ukraine’s current situation – with the Russian bear …

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Memory and forgetting: Coming to terms with a country’s past

by Rashmee

Posted on February 1, 2022


Any discussion about coming to terms with a country’s past must contend with several things: …

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How will Taliban 2.0 interpret Sharia law in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 27, 2021 / The New European


This is the full (and free) version of the piece I wrote for The New …

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America’s Talibanisation on abortion may go beyond the Taliban

by Rashmee

Posted on December 2, 2021


My husband, who trained as a lawyer and served as a criminal prosecutor in Wisconsin, …

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Virtue, as the Taliban see it

by Rashmee

Posted on October 24, 2021


The Taliban, by some accounts, are not a particularly virtuous sort. They’ve allegedly been forcing …

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Afghanistan’s embassy in Washington, D.C. is like a metaphor for the country

by Rashmee

Posted on September 28, 2021


One of the plants in the big urns that flank the front door of the …

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Afghanistan: ‘There is a lot of noise and, both unintentional and intentional, misinformation’

by Rashmee

Posted on September 3, 2021


The truest line in a recent @ChathamHouse interview with Martine van Bijlert, Co-founder of the …

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Are the Taliban really in charge?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2021


Tomorrow is the first day the Taliban will be in sole charge of Afghanistan. But …

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How will Taliban 2.0 interpret Sharia law in Afghanistan?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2021 / The New European


As the world waits to see the extent to which the Taliban’s victory will see …

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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