Culture conundrum: Justin Bieber rampage may have al-Qaeda links. Go figure

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2014


“Justin Bieber rampage may have al-Qaeda links, terrorism analysts warn”. So goes the headline. …

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…& in the middle of January, I know what, not where, I’d rather be

by Rashmee

Posted on January 21, 2014


It was this New York Times haiku that made me realize the problem. and in …

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US foreign policy the Oprah way: Cheers to 2014,a chance to get it right

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2014


“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right,” everyone’s …

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Apres Americain, le deluge? Iraq’s sincere advice to Afghanistan

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2013


Hamid Karzai is not generally thought to be a man who listens to good advice …

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Which passport is best visa for the planet? Finn, UK? Clue, it’s not American

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2013


“Citizenship planning” appears to be a expensive and much sought-after service, but I didn’t realize …

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Style vs statesmanship: Karzai fashion statement and North Korea chic

by Rashmee

Posted on November 21, 2013


Now that the Loya Jirga is meeting in Kabul, remember the Karzai style that …

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War is hell: Like WWI, Afghan artists need to get the message across

by Rashmee

Posted on November 16, 2013


Medical plasters turned into three-dimensional images. A legless, armless body. A dried cow’s head stuffed …

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The Italian village that gladly welcomes migrants with Gandhis & Guevaras

by Rashmee

Posted on November 5, 2013


Fifteen years after Riace, a village in southern Italy, opened its doors to migrants from …

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Banging the gender drum for Haiti’s women: Can it ever do any good

by Rashmee

Posted on November 2, 2013


I’ve always wondered how anyone, man or woman, can write such a sentence. Is it …

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America’s 12th anniversary in Afghanistan & hardly anyone noticed

by Rashmee

Posted on October 13, 2013


Virtually unnoticed, Afghanistan marked the 12th anniversary of the start of the US war …

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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