As he bows out, William Burns doesn’t address lessons of Herat

by Rashmee

Posted on October 26, 2014


In his wise reflections on 33 years in the diplomacy business, US Deputy Secretary of …

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Battling Islamic State: Boots on the ground. How about brains in the air?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 3, 2014


Heard the one about Iraqi pilots mistakenly delivering food, water and ammunition Islamic State (IS) …

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Bombs, boots on ground won’t destroy Islamic State. Only the locals can

by Rashmee

Posted on October 2, 2014


The new Iraqi Prime Minister would probably agree with this, given his interview to Lyse …

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Soaring US bill for operations against Islamic State. Is it worthwhile?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 1, 2014


Eight weeks of the US bombing campaign against Islamic State (IS) and the bill is …

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New year, old brutality in North Korea? Be careful what you read & believe

by Rashmee

Posted on January 4, 2014


Kim Jong Un fed his uncle alive to 120 hungry dogs, according to multiple US …

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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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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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It pays to be a democracy, if you discount the chaos

by Rashmee

Posted on November 19, 2013


The most prosperous countries in the world – 27 of the top 30 – are …

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Only Westerner to work for Pyongyang says Kim Jong-un is doing fine

by Rashmee

Posted on October 23, 2013


Now that North Korea has opened a shiny new water park in east Pyongyang and …

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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