Interviewing Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, in 2014.

 Interviewing Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, in 2014.

Based in Kabul, Sune Engel Rasmussen is one of the few remaining foreign reporters in Afghanistan where he is the correspondent for the Guardian. He also writes for a host of magazines, including The Economist, Harper's, GQ, Foreign Policy and Newsweek. In addition, he is the Afghanistan correspondent for Scandinavia's leading weekly newspaper, Weekendavisen.

In 2016, One World Media Awards named him Best New Voice for his work in Afghanistan. 

Sune has produced radio for the BBC, PRI and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), and regularly comments on Afghan affairs on CNN, BBC, NPR and other TV and radio outfits.

Before moving to Kabul in 2014, Sune lived in Iran where he spent equal time making heads and tails of Iranian politics, haggling with taxi drivers and (unsuccessfully) trying to learn that strange finger snap Iranians make when they dance. Elsewhere on this site, you can find his reporting on other issues, ranging from poaching in Zimbabwe, undocumented immigration in Harlem, teenage punk in Iceland and Tom Waits.

In May, 2013, Sune graduated with honors from Columbia Journalism School in New York. He doesn't usually refer to himself in the third person.

CONTACT: sune.engel [at]