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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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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‘The trendy Taliban’? You’ve got to be kidding

by Rashmee

Posted on August 22, 2021


Of all the ridiculous stories on Afghanistan I’ve read, Mail Online takes the sambusa. (That’s …

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What’s at stake for Afghan women?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 18, 2021 / open Democracy


Now that Afghanistan is back in Taliban hands and the US is being berated for …

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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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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK