America’s militarized streets can’t fully explain #MichaelBrown’s death

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2014


Militarized streets have some bearing, of course. But they deflect attention from the real, unchanging …

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In Kabul, the US is building a small city sans features of an urban paradise

by Rashmee

Posted on July 19, 2014


Next month, the US State Department is scheduled to report on needs unmet by the …

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The Pomegranate Peace: Afghanistan’s anar as a weapon of dissent

by Rashmee

Posted on April 26, 2014


In the second chapter of ‘The Pomegranate Peace’, a female American diplomat starts …

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The Pomegranate Peace: Diary of a female US diplomat who wasn’t

by Rashmee

Posted on April 25, 2014


In keeping with the predominantly Afghan theme of the month, here’s the first chapter …

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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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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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Visa rules aren’t vaccines. War against polio cannot stop at India-Pak border

by Rashmee

Posted on December 16, 2013


If there’s anything that underlines the great gulf between India and Pakistan, it is the …

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